Man City midfielder Phil Foden impressed during the England vs Iceland 4-0 win.
He scored two out of the four goals which lead to the England win, which definitely made everyone happy. In September, the 20 year old midfielder was dropped out of the squad over a discipline issue but came back now better than ever.
“It was one of the hardest moments of my life,” Foden told Sky Sports.
“That’s the time you need the trust of your manager and Gareth had a lot of respect for me and it means everything to me. I just wanted to repay him with goals and do well.
“I was just determined to come back and do the best I can. I was a little bit nervous at the start of this camp but I got used to it after a while.”
Gareth Southgate was very pleased with Foden and feels he is capable of continuing to impress for England.
“Tonight’s performance is why we picked him in September because we know what he is capable of,” Southgate said of the 20-year-old. “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.”
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