Harry Maguire returned to the England fold for the final Group D game against Czech Republic and the Three Lions defender is pulling out all the stops to ensure he remains fit enough to play
Harry Maguire has been using revolutionary technology to get himself fit for the Euros.
England defender Maguire started against Czech Republic after facing a desperate race against time to be ready for the tournament after damaging ankle ligaments lats month and missing the run-in to the season.
Maguire has been using a battery powered device called ProMOTION EV1 to help reduce swelling and bruising around injuries by providing cooling, heating and compression.
That was key in his recovery and it has been so successful that he has invested in the manufacturers Swellaway Limited and joins Wayne Rooney who has also bought into the company.
Maguire, now expected to start against Germany on Tuesday, said: “Maguire said: “ProMOTION EV1 improved the timescale of my recovery from injury, 100%. I’ve constantly used the technology on my ankle over the last month to help get me fit for the Euros.
“I have the England and Manchester United medics who are the best about and have obviously been integral to my recovery – but they can‘t be with me 24/7. The ProMOTION EV1 device is really compact and so I’ve used it as portable therapy for myself. It provides cold, heat and compression functions which have been hugely beneficial in supporting my recovery.
“You can take it wherever you want, it’s easy to carry and has been a game changer in getting me fit for the Euros. There are even settings so I can use it whilst I sleep!”
Meanwhile Phil Foden insists it is time to stop treating England’s youngsters as inexperienced players.
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Manchester City midfielder Foden, 21, says even the younger generation in the England squad have got big game experience from the Champions League and huge club matches.
Foden, who played in the Champions League final last month, said: “I’m not fazed, definitely.
“You say it’s young, but every player’s got so much experience, playing in UEFA Champions League games. Myself, in the final.Mason Mount, Reece James … we’ve all got so much experience already.
“Jude [Bellingham], what is he? Seventeen, and he’s played in the Champions League as well. So, we’ve all got experience that we can use in these big games. We’re experienced – young but not. That’s a good way of putting it.”
Foden also says that he is determined to put on better performances than in his first two Group games against Croatia and Scotland for the knock-out phase.
England starlet Foden, rested for the Czech Republic game, added: “To be honest, I expect a lot more from myself, but I’m not going to be too harsh.
“I didn’t really get involved in the games as much I would have liked. Hopefully, I can get the opportunity to play again and show what I am about.”
“I feel like I’ve still got so much more to show this tournament. Like I’ve done for my club, I’ve been scoring a lot of goals and I just want to continue that form into the national team. And I believe that, hopefully in the next game, I can start getting involved in the goals.”