This is coming after the Manchester United defender picked up a first-half red card vs Denmark in the UEFA Nations League.
According to him, Maguire did not need to make the first challenge that earned him a yellow card as that put him on the edge till he was sent off.
Southgate added that Maguire is still a massive part of what England does on the pitch because he is a top player.
His words, “I think the first yellow was a challenge he didn’t need to make, and that puts him on edge,”
“The second one, it’s an interception and his momentum takes him through and into the player.”
Southgate added, “For me, he’s a top player,”
“He’s a massive part of what we do. He’s having a period where he’s getting a lot of stick thrown his way. And he’s big enough to deal with that, he’ll come through it, he’ll be stronger for it. He’s got our full support and I know his club will be the same.
“I think for any person, none of us like to be the centre of that sort of storm. When you’re a bit older, you can rationalise it and you’ve experienced it before and you can move forward with it.
“He is experiencing it really for the first time I would say – not that he’s never had setbacks in his career before, because no player gets to the level he is without having had setbacks.
“But his profile has changed over the last couple of years because of the club he plays at, because of the success he’s had with us. And he’s having one of those periods where things are going against him, but you have to hang in and it will turn.”