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World Cup: sensation Phil Foden finally has an effect with England


Brilliant against Senegal in the round of 16 in the absence of Raheem Sterling, the young Manchester City winger (22) should start against the Blues in the quarterfinals on Saturday (8:00 p.m.).

From his eyes, Pep Guardiola had never seen a player with as much talent as Phil Foden at 20.

This is to say the expectations that the English place on the shoulders of this kid of 1m70.

Fantastic for three seasons, Foden knows how to be decisive with Manchester City (already 7 goals and 3 assists this season) but before the start of the World Cup, he was not favored by English coach Gareth Southgate.

Indisputable holder with Pep Guardiola, Phil Foden struggled to win in the selection.

His half-hearted performances did not help him, but when the talent is present, he always ends up showing himself.

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Phil Foden is a player on another level

Established for the first time in the World Cup against Wales, he took advantage of the absence of Raheem Sterling to become a starter on the left side of the English attack against Senegal.

Author of a high-flying performance concluded with two assists, this round of 16 could well look like his reference match.

In any case, he impressed former English international Gary Neville, present on the set of Bein Sport: “

You don't play in Pep Guardiola's teams if you are not exceptional otherwise he lets you down.

He's guarding Foden and says he's one of the best talents he's ever worked with.

I think Phil Foden is a player on another level.


A danger for the French team

With a unique profile in the English

group, Phil Foden has a card to



creates chances, scores goals and gives you control over the game.

Inexhaustible in pressing and virtuoso with the ball at his feet, he now seems essential in the English eleven for the rest of the competition.

Saturday evening, against the France team, he should have Jules Koundé, who will have the heavy task of not giving him too much space.

This duel on the right side of the Blues could be one of the keys to this match.

More generally, the entire French defense will have to be vigilant against the best attack in the competition (12 goals scored).

This quarter will undoubtedly be the perfect opportunity for Phil Foden to demonstrate all his talent by trying to guide the English in the last four of the World Cup.

Source: lefigaro

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