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Foden hopeful to be in England's senior team before Euro 2020

Wed 04 March 2020 | 10:11

Although England are not short of creative midfielders, Phil Foden, who has starred for Man City in EFL Cup final, is hopeful to force his way to England's senior squad just before Euro 2020.

After Man City's triumph in EFL Cup final on sunday, midfielder, Phil Foden, is hopeful he would have impressed Gareth Southgate enough to be elected for England senior squad before Euro 2020.

Foden, 19, won the Man of the Match awrad in Man City's clash with Aston Villa at Wembley that ended in Pep Guardiola's men truimph over their 2-1 victory against Villa.

Foden, originally a playmaker who has grown in City's academy and quite impressing in his role as a right winger, provided an assist for Sergio Aguero to score the opening goal in the match against Villa.

It may be a matter of time before Foden makes his way to England's senior squad as he hopes to do it before the start of Euro 2020. Although England manager Gareth Southgate namechecked Foden before, there is no guarantee that the playmaker is on his list. 

"I want to be there [at the Euros], obviously, but it's very difficult with the players that we have there," he told reporters.

"But hopefully Gareth was watching, and hopefully he saw things that he liked.

"That is all I can do, just show what I can do every time I play and see where it takes me."

Guardiola has not been shy about previously dubbing Foden as David Silva's heir at City, and such comments fill the England Under-21 international with confidence rather than pressure.

"If the manager says something like that it gives you a lot of belief and courage to keep playing and doing well," he added. "That gives me a lot of confidence on the pitch.

"Not many young players like myself could play in a team like this, so it just shows the belief of the manager and the players, that they have in me which is really nice.

"When you are growing up you dream about playing at Wembley for City on a big stage, and that's a dream come true for me now.

"My dream came true [on Sunday] for me, playing in a final, and obviously to win it is even better."

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