Phil Foden: Home advantage gives England ‘big chance’ at Euro 2020 - we’re ready to push on and win things

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Phil Foden says England are ready to “start pushing on to win things” and have a “big chance” to do so at Euro 2020, as Gareth Southgate prepares to name his squad for this summer’s tournament.

Foden is expected to be included in Southgate’s 26-man group, which will be announced on Tuesday afternoon, after a terrific season at club level at Manchester City.

The youngster has already won Premier League and Carabao Cup winners medals this term and could add a first Champions League to his CV, with the final to come against Chelsea on Saturday.

The Euros will be England’s first major tournament since they reached the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup. Foden is part of an exciting crop of youngsters to have emerged in the three years since, along with the likes of Mason Mount, Declan Rice and Jadon Sancho, and expectations have increased, particularly with the majority of England’s games to be played at Wembley.

“I think a big chance,” Foden told the BBC, when asked about the boost of home advantage. “There are a lot of players at the moment on the top of their game.

“I think we have a great attack, great everywhere all over the pitch.

“It must be a headache for Gareth to pick the team, but that just shows how many quality players we’ve got, so I definitely think we can start pushing on to win things now.”

City’s title win is the third of Foden’s young career, but his role has been far more prominent this season than in either of the previous triumphs, becoming a regular starter under Pep Guardiola.

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“I feel like I’ve come on in my game this year and been more myself,” he added. “There’s still a lot to improve and still a lot to get better at.

“A lot [of credit] goes to the manager, to train me the way he does and help me, and also the players as well. They help me play better, so it’s a bit of both.

“I was only young [when he came into the squad] and there were so many great players here, I was never going to get the opportunity until a few players left.

“Now I’m really doing well and I just want to keep up the good form.”

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