Phil Foden’s mesmerising skills embarrass Arsenal man in England training ahead of Senegal match
After England safely qualified from their group at the World Cup, they face Senegal this evening in the last-16.
Manager Gareth Southgate has plenty of big decisions to make to finalise his starting line-up.
The squad took part in a training game using small-sided goals before working on their finishing.
Spirits are clearly high in the camp after remaining unbeaten in Qatar so far.
They would have seen Group B rivals eliminated by the Netherlands last night, while a spirited Australia lost to Argentina.
England will be hoping to continue the trend of the favourites going through in each tie so far.
One position that Southgate will be agonising over is his wingers.
Foden showed his skills in training ahead of the match, in a clip that Arsenal winger Saka won’t want to see again any time soon.
Foden showing his skills in England training
The video shared by England showed the players split into two teams working on transitioning from defence to attack.
He approaches the opposition goals, where Bukayo Saka is protecting one of them.
Foden glides past Kalvin Phillips and with his next touch, back heels the ball past Saka, completely catching him off-guard.
The whole squad reacts as Foden runs off to celebrate, with Saka left dumbstruck stood in goal.
Saka started the tournament in phenomenal form, scoring an impressive brace against Iran
Foden showing off his skills wasn’t the first time the England squad were laughing at Saka.
His counting mishap in a passing drill had his teammates and coaches cracking up too.
Arsenal legend Tony Adams has said that Saka shouldn’t be forgotten by Southgate, but his place in the team is certainly at risk.
Saka is a fantastic option off the bench for England, but also offers for defensive stability that his rivals in the squad.
Foden and Saka aren’t just battling on the training ground, but for a spot in Southgate starting line-up too.
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