Jack Grealish assures Southgate doesn't have a problem with Phil Foden

Jack Grealish confirms England manager has no animosity with Phil Foden.

Foden managed only 19 minutes so far in the World Cup despite being one of the star players in the England squad.

England are one of the best attacking sides in this tournament and some players are struggling to make it to the first XI squad.

Grealish told BBC Sport: ‘People always used to say, ‘Ah, he’s got a problem with Jack’ last year or two years ago, and then I come on and it’s like, ‘Oh, he likes Jack now, who is it next?’.

‘And then I know people were saying, ‘He doesn’t like Madders (James Maddison)’ and now Madders is in, so it’s fine with him, and then Phil didn’t play, so it’s like, ‘He’s got a problem with Phil’.

‘He hasn’t got a problem with anyone. He speaks to all of us the same.

‘If you’re not playing – Phil didn’t play the other night – he’s still the same with Phil as he is with me, when I came on, or Harry Kane.

‘He’s not got a problem with anyone. If he did have a problem with someone, you’d know about it.’


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