Watch: Phil Foden nearly scores great goal for England but effort hits the post
Manchester City‘s Phil Foden nearly got England off to a dream start in their Euro 2020 opener against Croatia at Wembley.
Foden enjoyed a brilliant season with City, scoring nine goals in 28 Premier League appearances and winning the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
The 21-year-old has been compared to a young Paul Gascoigne, especially after copying Gascoigne’s famous Euro 96 bleached blonde look.
“I remember watching highlights on the TV of Gazza – unbelievable player,” Foden said recently. “The nation knows what he means for the country and what he did. I wouldn’t be too bad if I try to bring a bit of Gazza on the pitch.”
He was named in the starting line-up against Croatia and nearly broke the deadlock inside the first six minutes.
After being picked out by City team-mate Raheem Sterling, Foden cut inside and then saw his effort bounce back off the post.
Phil Foden – SO close to the opener!
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) June 13, 2021
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