Leicester City Manager Claude Puel believes defender Harry Maguire commands “respect” for keeping his feet on the ground after his World Cup exploits with England
Harry Maguire scored a last-gasp winner as Leicester City beat Southampton 2-1 at St Mary’s on Saturday,.
Claude Puel rushed the pitch after the last-gasp victory, then later paid tribute to Maguire for not letting recent successes go to his head.
He didn’t change, and it was important he didn’t change after his fantastic World Cup,” said Puel. “It’s always difficult for a young player like Harry to come back and to come back with a good mentality, good focus and concentration.
That’s all important for a defender, and he came back focused and I have big respect for this. Because not a lot of players have that ability and capacity to come back and do that straight away, after a big World Cup like Harry, to come back with this good attitude and mentality.
“Now it’s important he continues to find this good stability and emotion, and it was a good reward to score that goal.”