Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted he agrees with Gareth Southgate’s hesitancy over playing Phil Foden in a central midfield role.
Despite Foden’s public preference to play in midfield, Southgate insisted he is currently best-suited for a wide role and argued Guardiola’s use of Foden as a winger should speak volumes.
Asked to explain his views on Foden’s best position, Guardiola suggested the 23-year-old does not yet do enough on the defensive end to command a midfield role.
“I have an incredible relationship with Gareth,” he began. “It looks like I could disagree with him but…