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Foden issues a “thank you note” for Gareth Southgate

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After being sent home from international duty last year, Phil Foden thanked Gareth Southgate for providing him with a second chance.

Phil Foden has said that he is very grateful for Gareth Southgate as the England manager carefully handled a controversy last September. During international duty for their country, the Man City star and Mason Greenwood were involved in an incident.

After making their international debut against Iceland, the pair were sent back home for breaching COVID-19 rules. They were seen inviting girls to their hotel rooms and actions had to be taken.

In spite of those allegations, Foden made a return to the national squad after a fabulous campaign with City. And he is humble enough to thank his national boss for providing him with a second opportunity to represent his country in the European Championship.

“I made a massive mistake,” The 21-year-old told reporters from St George’s Park. “I was young. But Gareth said if I keep just doing well and keep performing I should get another opportunity.”

“So I had to work hard for it and there are not many managers who would give you another opportunity. So I have to thank Gareth a lot for giving me another chance.”