England ace Maguire explains what impact World Cup fame will have on him

Harry Maguire insists he won’t be changed by the World Cup that has transformed him an England cult hero.

The Leicester defender travelled to Russia with questions being asked about whether he had the technical quality to excel in Gareth Southgate’s new three-man defence.

He returns as one of the hottest properties in the Premier League after a tournament which has seen the nation take the Sheffield-born centre-back to his hearts.

But Maguire said: “I honestly don’t know what will happen when we get home.

“I’ll try to keep my feet on the ground and stay as grounded as I can.

“But for me personally, I definitely won’t change – and my family won’t change either.

“I’ll go home and carry on doing exactly the same things I did before.”

Maguire’s family and girlfriend travelled to Russia to support him.

And despite England reaching a World Cup semi-final for the first time since 1990, the 25-year-old feels an opportunity was squandered when Croatia came from behind to win 2-1 in Moscow on Wednesday night.

He said: “There are mixed emotions. We’re really proud with what we did, but we are also extremely disappointed because we feel we had an amazing opportunity to reach a World Cup final.

“People might say we might never get that chance again and we know ourselves that you really have to take it when it comes.

“Now we have to try to build and grow together.

“But one thing is for sure: we feel like England are back now and competing again.”

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