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“Exciting”: Gareth Southgate praises Manchester City man after England win last night

Phil Foden in action for England national team

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Gareth Southgate has shared his praise on Phil Foden following England’s victory over Finland last night.

The Three Lions beat the Nations League rivals 4 – 0, with Manchester City youngster scoring two games for his side.

And speaking about the 20-year-old after the win, Southgate said: “Tonight’s performance is why we picked him in September because we know what he is capable of.

“I’m really pleased for him and his family, to have the experience he had in September is really tough for a youngster and we all make mistakes.

“What we were intent on doing was making sure that when he came in this month in a difficult situation, you are walking in the door and you’re looking at everybody’s faces and you know the last time you saw them it was complicated.

“It took him a few days I think to settle into the camp and start to smile and relax a bit more – then tonight we felt was a really good game for him.

“We know what he is capable of doing and he is one who is going to be exciting for the next few years for England.

“I think we are very conscious of a crop of young players coming through that we think will be fabulous for England for years to come. I think it was great for the public to get a glimpse of that.”

Source: Independent

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