Paul Gascoigne says that Manchester City star ‘needs to be greedier’
Paul Gascoigne has claimed that Manchester City and England star Phil Foden needs to be greedier on the pitch.
Foden, 21, goes into this summer’s Euro 2020 competition as one of England’s shining lights.
Firstly, he’s fresh off the back of a superb individual season, winning two domestic trophies. Secondly, the attacking midfielder is one of the flair players in the Three Lions camp who’s got something special to his game. Finally, he’s enjoyed previous England success at youth level.
He scored 16 goals and provided 10 assists in 50 Man City appearances this season.
Ex-England favourite Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne has picked out Foden as someone in Gareth Southgate’s squad that he likes, but has given him some advice on his game.
“Phil Foden is good, too. He’s going to be hot. He just needs to be greedier. He needs to go for it,” Gascoigne told the Daily Mail.
Gascoigne praise should boost Man City star Foden
Interestingly, Gascoigne’s comments on Foden have come to light immediately after the Man City star has dyed his hair to draw comparisons with Gazza.
Gazza’s performances at the 1996 Euros are still talked about now, and it feels like there is a pressure now on Foden to shine in a similar way.
It might be a step too far for most young talents, but he’s got the perfect temperament.
Aged 21, Foden has already experienced playing at the highest level, and he’s turned into a sensation working under Man City boss Pep Guardiola.
Fortunately, England have the likes of Harry Kane, Mason Mount and Jack Grealish that will also want to hog the limelight. It’s definitely an exciting time to be an England fan.
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