February 4, 2023



No rift between Southgate, Foden – Grealish

England winger, Jack Grealish has debunked hearsay circulating within the media that there’s a rift between head coach, Gareth Southgate and Phil Foden.

Foden, who was anticipated to begin within the Three Lions midfield on the World Cup, has been approaching from the bench regardless of his spectacular efficiency for Manchester Metropolis within the Premier League.

Regardless of being one of many key gamers within the England squad, Foden has performed simply 19 minutes on the ongoing World Cup thus far.

Nonetheless, Grealish is adamant that there’s not a problem between Foden and Southgate.

“Individuals all the time used to say, ‘Ah, he’s received an issue with Jack’ final yr or two years in the past, after which I come on and it’s like, ‘Oh, he likes Jack now, who’s it subsequent?” Grealish advised BBC Sport.

“After which I do know folks had been saying, ‘He doesn’t like Madders (James Maddison)’ and now Madders is in, so it’s nice with him, after which Phil didn’t play, so it’s like, ‘He’s received an issue with Phil’.

“He has not received an issue with anybody. He speaks to all of us the identical“If you’re not enjoying – Phil didn’t play the opposite evening – he’s nonetheless the identical with Phil as he’s with me after I got here on or Harry Kane.

“He has not received an issue with anybody. If he did have an issue with somebody, you’d find out about it.”

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