Fans Can’t Believe Tyrone Mings’ Bodycheck In England vs Austria
England fans were left shocked by Tyrone Mings’ reckless bodycheck in the penalty box in the first half of the Three Lions friendly against Austria.
Sasa Kalajdzic was running into the box for a rare Austria attack when Aston Villa defender Mings appeared to greet him with a stiff forearm. Ouch.
It was either nasty or clumsy – and arguably should have resulted in a penalty for the visitors. But England fans were equally concerned given that it highlighted England’s central defensive issues.
With Manchester United captain Harry Maguire currently unfit, there’s just three recognised centre-backs in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the manager to choose from.
So one of them – Mings – doing something as crazy as clattering into Austrian strikers, risking red cards and injuries, is probably not ideal with the start of the Euros just weeks away.
We can’t have stuff like this going on with VAR in the actual tournament.
Really confused as to what on earth has gone on there and why he’s done it.
– Ellis Platten – AwayDays (@ellis_platten) June 2, 2021
I pray Tyrone Mings isn’t required to play in the Euro’s, the man will cause nationwide heart attacks.
– Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) June 2, 2021
The first half ended 0-0 between the two sides. Arguably no thanks to Mings.