It appears Harry Maguire’s uproarious nickname, Slabhead, isn’t going away anytime soon as Jesse Lingard has reminded everyone of the England and Leicester City centre-back’s unusually large forehead with a hilarious post on Twitter.
The Foxes stopper has made it an habit to score crucial goals for club and country over the years, using his considerable built to find the back of the net from corners and free-kicks.
But it appears that his teammates aren’t going to stop giving him stick anytime soon, as Lingard’s cheeky caption proved:
— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) September 7, 2018
Spirits are obviously high in the Three Lions camp after their superb run to the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
While they lost to eventual finalists Croatia in the last-four and couldn’t secure third spot as Belgium proved too strong in the play off, Gareth Southgate’s men could be serious contenders by the time the European Champions come round in two years’ time.
There’s a youthful look about their squad, which bodes well for the years to come.
Southgate’s England squad take on Spain (September 8) and Switzerland (September 11) in the first international break of the season.
Lingard and Maguire are not confirmed starters, but are definitely expected to start at least one of the ties before they return to their respective clubs.
The likes of Luke Shaw have made a successful comeback to the England setup and all eyes will be on the Manchester United fullback to see how he does after an injury-riddled couple of seasons.
Shaw faces stiff competition from the likes of Ashley Young and Danny Rose to make the left-back slot his own.