Rio Ferdinand praised his compatriot Marcus Rashford who is playing great at the World Cup. He scored 2 goals in the match against Wales, and one goal against Iran in the match before that. It seems that Rashford could be the key player of his team until the very end.
“I think this all stems from working hard and getting back to basics,” Rio Ferdinand said on BBC. Marcus Rashford was a completely different player after the injury. Not only did he play bad, it was also felt that he had certain mental barriers.
However, those mental barriers seem to have disappeared, and his form is promising. “He didn’t look happy for a while. When you have a smiling, confident, hard-working Marcus Rashford he is a devastating player, a game-changer.
If he gets you one v one he has the pace to go past you and has imagination and he can finish.
It all stems from the basic fundamentals of football, which is graft and hard work, which he kind of went away from last season.
He’s back to it and I look at the big players at this tournament and they will be looking at him and saying ‘wow, Marcus Rashford’. He’s played himself into the team”.
Alan Shearer on Marcus Rashford: It's fantastic for manager
Alan Shearer is also delighted with Marcus Rashford.
Gareth Southgate has many options, which is a big advantage for him. “What a second half Marcus Rashford had, incredible. It just goes to show, he wasn’t in the team at the start of the tournament, he brings him on and now he’s joint-top scorer at the World Cup and is in with a great shout of the Golden Boot.
It’s fantastic for the England manager that he has so many options. When you get your opportunity, he had to go out and perform and he did that”.