The international break is over! Tuesday is always the last day when there are international matches around the world and now the players will slowly start returning to their clubs. That is also true about Man United players, who will be back in the Premier League action this weekend.
But, before all of that actually happens, we will be talking about those that played on Tuesday night for their national sides.
England Score 5 In The First Half
Harry Maguire played full 90 minutes in England’s 5-3 win over Kosovo in group A of the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers. Marcus Rashford also featured, as he came on after 85 minutes, to replace the remarkable Jadon Sancho. England won this match quite comfortably, despite conceding after just 34 seconds of play.
Soon afterwards, the Three Lions woke up and scored incredible five goals in the remainder of the first half, to make it 5-1. Afterwards, the visitors scored another two goals, to make it a tighter affair, although Harry Kane failed to convert his penalty in the second half as well.
While Rashford’s appearance was too short to actually have any real opinion on it, it was Maguire’s performance that struck out as not ideal. Him and Michael Keane played as two centre-backs and they definitely did not enjoy the match. Maguire’s poor performance was made worse when he gave the penalty to the visitors. Hopefully his displays at Man United will be much better than this one.
Matic Features Against Luxembourg
Nemanja Matic did not start the match for Serbia, as they traveled to Luxembourg. The reason for that was that Serbia lost their match against Portugal and basically lost all their chances to qualify for Euro 2020 through the regular qualifiers.
Matic came on in the second half, as Serbia did not have too many troubles getting past Luxembourg, winning 3-1 away from home.
David De Gea Nears Contract Extension
Manchester United and David De Gea seem to be in contract discussions almost all the time. The Spaniard is reportedly close to sign a new deal with The Red Devils, according to a report from The Guardian. De Gea has been linked with a move to Real Madrid for quite some time, almost every transfer window since that famous fax-machine incident.
You can read more about the whole situation HERE.
Lindelöf Slams His Performance
Just a couple of days ago, Sweden played Norway in one of their crucial games in Euro 2020 qualifiers and they failed to win. Norway were 1-0 up for a period, but then Sweden got the equalizer, as the match finished 1-1. This meant Sweden’s situation in their group is now much more complicated, as both Norway and Romania could have a realistic chance to qualify if they do well enough in the last four rounds of the qualifiers.
And Victor Lindelöf was not happy with that result from his team, and more importantly, he was not happy with his own performance. Lindelöf even spoke with VG, publicly criticizing himself, saying that he ‘had a lousy game’. He said that he sets high standards for himself and that he feels as if he played two forward passes throughout the match.
Well, he definitely has the correct attitude.