Esteemed Kompany host Steve Mcinerney looks into the debate of if Phil Foden can play in central midfield for England. It has been a source of debate since England manager Gareth Southgate’s comments before England’s 3-1 win over Scotland.
Steve is joined by Amos Murphy of the City Report Podcast to dissect the England manager’s comments and look into whether Foden could play centrally for his country. The thought of Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham and Phil Foden in midfield is a tantalizing one for England fans.
Imagine having a very obvious midfield of Rice, Bellingham and Foden right there staring you in the face and *not* playing it. Mental.
— Steven (@StevenMcinerney) September 9, 2023
Foden has started the season in great form for the treble winners. He was man of the match in a 1-nil win over Newcastle. He also put in a dazzling cameo against Sheffield United to help City secure a late win at Brammall Lane. Foden then followed that with a fantastic display against Fulham.
Pep Guardiola on Phil Foden playing in the middle: “He has something special in that position: the quality of the one-against-one, arriving in the box, the sense of goal. With Gundogan leaving maybe he can play more in that position, we will see.” pic.twitter.com/ALjtcLgKYe
— City Report (@cityreport_) August 5, 2023
Phil Foden to his credit put all the noise behind him and scored in England’s 3-1 win over Scotland at Hampden Park.
The Phil Foden situation has been a source of debate since Southgate’s comments. Enjoy the thoughts of Esteemed Kompany host Steve Mcinerney and special guest Amos Murphy in the video below.