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Phil Foden’s lack of minutes an issue for England boss Gareth Southgate

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Phil Foden is in Southgate’s plans for England at the upcoming EUROs but would find it difficult to make the first-team because of lack of minutes for City.

Phil Foden is in contention to feature for England at the EUROs but faces an uphill battle because he lacks regular first team football.

The 19-year old has only managed 316 minutes in cameos combined and has only started two games for City till date.

However, Foden put in a brilliant performance against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup final and was asked about his prospects for the upcoming EUROs.

The talented youngster expressed his desire saying: “I want to be there, obviously, but it’s very difficult with the players that we have there.”

“Hopefully Gareth was watching and hopefully he saw things that he liked.

England manager Gareth Southgate is also of the same thought and believes the lack of regular minutes remains the obstacle for Foden to be considered.

“The door’s open for everybody,” he said via FourFourTwo.

“We’ve got 70 English players in the league and when they’re of the quality of a player like Phil then of course the door’s open.

“But it’s clear he hasn’t played a lot of first-team football, so it’s hard to gauge his level at times.”

Guardiola has often hailed Foden as the best player he’s worked with saying he has the potential to be whatever he wants.