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“I’m full of confidence," Foden pushes for a spot in the national team

Sat 27 March 2021 | 10:39

The 20-year-old is trying to perform on the international stage as impressive as he does at the club level.

Phil Foden


Manchester City

midfielder, is feeling a burst of confidence as he aims to earn a regular role at both club and country.

The youngster had his fourth England cap when he climbed off the bench in the clash against San Marino on Thursday and is pushing to be among the members for the European Championship in the summer.

He is running on a rich vein of form as City are hunting trophies.

Foden may feature when his country locks horn with Albania and Poland for the World Cup qualifiers. However, the competition for a place in the squad is fierce.

It's hard to get a place [in this team],”

said Foden.

“There are so many great talents in the attacking third, so I do feel sorry for him [Southgate] a bit having to pick 11. It's very difficult and all I can do is keep fighting for my place. That's all I can do really.

“When you are in a good run of form, your confidence is always higher than normal so, yes, I feel full of confidence at the moment and I am really enjoying my games. So is this the most confident I have felt in my career? Probably… yes. It's hard to say unstoppable but I feel like I am full of confidence.

“It's really important to be consistent with your club. I want to just take that form into England. Some players in the past have struggled with performing for their clubs and with England as well, so I want to take the form and hopefully just play the same way. I want to do what I do best.

“If I don't get picked, I will just keep working hard and try and improve. I am still only 20 and got a lot to improve. I've had to work really hard to be here now and I continue to keep working hard and [I'm] hopeful to go to a big tournament and do well. That's my aim.”

The England international is helping Manchester City win the

Premier League

as well as the Champions League. They are also hunting FA Cup and the Carabao Cup trophies. Notwithstanding feeling glorious, the team stays grounded courtesy of Pep Guardiola’s calm leadership.

Pep is really good with that, trying to not think too far ahead,

" added Foden.

“He is always saying to everyone, ‘Just focus on the next game’. But, for sure, the lads are going to think about it of course. It could be one of the best seasons in City's history if we pull that off.

“But all we get told is just to focus on the next game and just keep the same attitude. Hopefully we will win as many [trophies] as possible with City. Then, obviously, to play in the England team is the aim so it would be great times for me. I'm looking forward to it – looking forward to the challenge.”

source: SportMob