England are likely to play in the final of Euro 2020 against Italy without their fast-rising football star, Phil Foden who is battling a minor foot injury.
The 21-year-old football star sustained the injury during training. Reports claimed that Phil Foden showed up for training on Saturday, July 10, but did not participate fully in the team’s training.
Aside from the Manchester City left-winger, coach Gareth Southgate has no other injury worry. His other 25 players trained as a team as usual at St George’s Park.
The coach of England, Gareth Southgate, said during the pre-match press conference that the team’s medical team would ascertain whether or not Phil Foden would be fit enough for the game.
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“We’ve been on the bus for the last couple of hours so the medical team will give us an update later”, coach Southgate said.
“He’s doubtful although it’s not something serious. It’s just whether it will keep him out of this particular game.”
Phil Foden has played three times so far in the European Championship; he has not score nor provided any assist so far in the tournament.
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Ahead of the England vs Italy Euro 2020 final, Foden told England’s official podcast that the English team doesn’t need to change anything in the team’s setup ahead of the final.
He acknowledged that it was a privilege that England would play the Euro 2020 final at the Wembley Stadium in London. The forward also noted that the current squad of the national team has proven to be special by reaching the final of the European Championship for the first time in the history of the game.
“There are going to be so many emotions for the final with all the fans there,” Foden said.
“But as players, we have just got to stay focused and treat it like it was the first game of the tournament.
“We don’t need to change anything as we’ve been brilliant in every game and (hopefully) we can get over the line.
“To reach the final in our home stadium with the fans behind us is just an unbelievable feeling.
“And to be the first England team to reach the European Championship final just shows how special the squad is and how much work we have put in.
“It’s been difficult without seeing our families as much as normal, but we are just so delighted to have reached the final and I think it’s what we deserve.
“We know we’ve got a very tough final ahead of us, but we are all excited.”
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