Leicester City News – Maguire ready to end on a high

1 year ago

In the latest Leicester City news, defender Harry Maguire insists he is determined to end the season on a high ahead of the World Cup.

The former Sheffield United centre-back has enjoyed a superb campaign so far and earned his first call up to the England national team.

He has continued to impress coach Gareth Southgate since his summer move from Hull City and he will be hopeful of making the final squad for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

The 25-year-old has also got aspirations with Leicester who are still trying to secure European football.

Claude Puel’s men are hoping to secure a top-seven finish but they are now nine points behind Burnley after a 2-1 defeat at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Maguire is refusing to give up hope and he believes a strong end to the season with Leicester will secure him his England spot.

He told Sky Sports: “If someone said at the start of the season we would finish seventh we would snatch their hands off, so if we do manage to get that seventh spot it will have been a very good season.

“Obviously it’s going to be an honour, if I do get chosen, to be in the World Cup.

“I’ve been in every squad this season, Gareth has shown great faith and trust in me, so I’ve just got to work hard from now until the end of the season and see where it takes me.

“If I keep performing how I have done, stay fit and fresh, then hopefully I’m there.

“It drives you on all season when you see the end rewards, first and foremost for your club, and then obviously to play at a World Cup is the pinnacle of anybody’s career.”

Ladbrokes have priced Leicester at 4/1 in the without the top six market but they will need Burnley to slip up in their final few games.