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Foden is thankful for the opportunity he has been given

Thu 19 November 2020 | 12:22

Phil Foden says he is grateful for the trust Southgate has shown in him.

Phil Foden

scored two goals in England’s 4-0 victory against Iceland.

He says it was "one of the hardest moments" in his life when he was sent home by the team but he is grateful for


trust and here is what told

Sky sports

about his recent performance in England national team: "It's up there with one of the best games and it means a lot to me,


"I just couldn’t stop smiling after my goal, it’s an unbelievable feeling and I’m just going to try and enjoy it as much as I can.


"[The incident in Iceland] was one of the hardest moments of my life. That’s the time you need the trust of your manager and Gareth had a lot of respect for me and it means everything to me. I just wanted to repay him with goals and do well.


"I was just determined to come back and do the best I can. I was a little bit nervous at the start of this camp but I got used to it after a while."


Southgate has also talked about Foden’s impact on his return.


"I'm really pleased for him, he's such an exciting player," Southgate told

Sky Sports



"It was a big week for him to come back in, not easy for him to walk in the door when he'd left like he did previously. For us, it's done. Today the two goals were a glimpse of what he's capable of."




source: SportMob