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Harry Maguire complains about England’s offensive struggles in USA tie

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By Sean Walsh

Harry Maguire said that while England’s draw against the United States will help them secure qualification from the group stage of the World Cup, the Three Lions have desperately lost their offensive ruthlessness displayed against Iran.

Gareth Southgate’s side were held up by the Stars and Stripes, upholding their incredible record of never beating the USA in three World Cup ties.

Maguire, one of England’s best players on Friday night, spoke to him ITV after the game and although he tried to stay positive he couldn’t hide his frustration at their woes in the final third.

“It wasn’t our best [performance] but in the end I think it’s a point, it puts us in a strong position in the group, World Cup matches are never easy” Maguire said after winning his 50th cap.

“We knew going into the game they were a good team. We saw them a lot and they are a good team who play with good pace.

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“We had to work hard out there. We could have been a little more clinical.

“We haven’t been clinical enough, we haven’t been ruthless enough, we haven’t executed the last pass well enough, but we know we have good strikers in this team, so we know everything will be fine.”

England will qualify for the round of 16 of the World Cup if they avoid defeat to Wales on Tuesday.

This article was originally posted on 90min.com as Harry Maguire complains about England’s offensive struggles in USA tie.