Will Southgate take his leash of Foden in the upcoming International Break?

The international break looms and we will be deprived of Manchester City for two weeks. However, not all hope is lost as the Blues have had four players called up for England.

While other City players will feature across the break for their national teams.

Southgate has called upon Kyle Walker, Jack Grealish, Kalvin Phillips and Phil Foden.

Including Phillips in his squad raised some questions amongst fans across social media platforms due to his lack of game time for City.

Kyle Walker will also feature following impressive captain performances and a new Manchester City contract on the way.

Meanwhile, Grealish missed out on our most recent win at the Etihad against Fulham. A game in which the Blues panned the London opposition 5-1, though it was not a game without controversy.

Now Phil Foden has been bossing in midfield since the start of the campaign. Stepping up maturely in the absence of Kevin De Bruyne who will not return until 2024 following surgery.

Foden has impressed the masses with his elegance on the ball and his creative flare. He has proven the difference in games where spark has been lacking.

During previous international breaks, Southgate has refused to utilise Foden in midfield. Or utilising him at all for that matter. Despite the outcry from fans and those involved in professional football, he has continued to ignore pleas.

After Phil Foden’s dominant midfield performances, does Southgate have a leg to stand on by leaving him out? Does he have any more excuses up his sleeve?

Tags England Gareth Southgate Jack Grealish Kalvin Phillips Kyle Walker Manchester City Phil Foden