• World Cup 2022

Phil Foden: England star mourns limited World Cup chances

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The Three Lions forward made his first start of the tournament against Wales.

Phil Foden has admitted he’s not satisfied with his playing time for England in the World Cup.

The Three Lions have an abundance of attacking talent in their squad, forcing Gareth Southgate to make difficult lineup decisions.

The likes of Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka have remained as regular starters under Southgate, while Marcus Rashford has recently impressed as a substitute.

Foden made his first start in the tournament when England smashed Wales 3-0 on Tuesday. But the Manchester City star hopes he will get more chances to play in the knockout stage.

“It has been up and down,” he told BBC TV. “[I am] disappointed not to start more games, but it is part of the tournament. I am a team player and when I get the opportunities I’ll take them.”

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Foden added: “I had seen a lot of media attention towards me to start, it is hard to get away from that.

“There is a lot [of competition]. [Bukayo] Saka has done well and scored in the first game, [Marcus] Rashford has scored and did very well against Wales.

“Everyone is scoring and everyone has proved a point, so it will be a headache for Gareth to pick the team for the next game.

“[Scoring against Wales was] definitely up there for one of the best feelings in my career so far, a special moment.

“I think I have every chance to start the next match. I played well against Wales, but we will have to see what happens.”