Foden defends Southgate calling him 'a great tactician'

Sun 20 June 2021 | 16:52

England have failed to live up to expectations and so Gareth Southgate is under pressure.


star Phil Foden claimed that critics of Gareth Southgate don't know what they are talking about and praised his manager.

Despite high expectations, England have yet to emerge as a favorite, drawing 0-0 in the second leg against Scotland after a narrow victory over Croatia. There was a lot of criticism of the team's style of play and the selection of squad, but Foden praised his coach and called him a great tactician.

Manchester City star told



"He always has the players’ backs and I believe that his tactics are great.

“All these negative people don’t know what they’re talking about because Gareth’s a great coach. In training all the technical players like me and Jack so if I get the opportunity to play with him that’s up to Gareth really.

“Everyone trains very well every day and whatever team he selects we’re going to trust and back. Everyone plays differently, that’s the depth we have in the squad. Everyone has different qualities.

“Jadon [Sancho], he loves one vs one situations, I’m more of a player who comes inside and tries to link the play and Gareth tries to pick the best XI for the team. Whatever we need in the next game he’s going to pick the right players.”

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