‘Speak to Pep’: Gareth Southgate fires back over Phil Foden’s best position | England

Gareth Southgate has defended his reluctance to use Phil Foden in a central role by telling England’s critics to ask Pep Guardiola about the Manchester City player’s best position.

While Foden had a chance to impress in the middle when he came on during Saturday’s draw with Ukraine, he is yet to convince his managers at club and international level that he has the defensive nous to earn a regular spot in his preferred role. Southgate revealed that he has spoken to Guardiola about the 23-year-old, who often plays in a wide role for City, and suggested that one of his most creative…

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