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Phil Foden missed England’s training session before Euro 2020 Final

Sat 10 July 2021 | 11:27

The England international was absent at The Three Lions’ open training session on Saturday given his ‘minor knock’ and he should take ‘a precaution’.

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England

’s players trained like usual at St George’s Park before the Euro 2020 Final against

Italy

on Sunday night.

Gareth Southgate

’s 26-man squad have passed the Covid-19 tests before the match at Wembley.

Phil Foden

has made three appearances in Euro 2020 so far and climbed off the bench as a substitute in England’s 2-1 semi-final victory over Denmark.

The Manchester City academy graduate had his debut for the senior national side in September 2020 in a clash against Iceland in the UEFA Nations League.

He pulled off a significant display last season, meeting the back of the net 16 times and contributing 10 assists in 50 matches he played for Pep Guardiola, as City grabbed the Premier League title, the EFL Cup and made their way to the Champions League final.

On Sunday, about 60,000 fans will be present at the stadium to watch the Final.

Having shown impressive displays, Southgate chose Foden to be in the tournament’s finals.

Foden believes his team-mates should not be overawed by the hype England is surrounded by at their first major final since 1966.

"

There are going to be so many emotions for the final with all the fans there,"

Foden said.

"But as players we have just got to stay focused and treat it like it was the first game of the tournament.

"We don't need to change anything as we've been brilliant in every game and (hopefully) we can get over the line.

"To reach the final in our home stadium with the fans behind us is just an unbelievable feeling.

"And to be the first England team to reach the European Championship final just shows how special the squad is and how much work we have put in.

"It's been difficult without seeing our families as much as normal, but we are just so delighted to have reached the final and I think it's what we deserve.

"We know we've got a very tough final ahead of us, but we are all excited."


source: SportMob