City starlet urged to stay with England under-21s

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Manchester City starlet Phil Foden has been told to stay patient with his push to make the senior England squad and is best off with the under-21s for now.

Manchester City starlet Phil Foden has been told to stay patient with his push to make the senior England squad and is best off with the under-21s for now.

The comments were made by under-21s boss Aidy Boothroyd, who surprisingly left the midfielder out of England’s second group game at the European Championships.

This after Foden had scored a stunning goal and earned rave reviews following his performance in the opening game against France, which England lost in stoppage time.

It only seems to be a matter of time before Foden does make the step up to Gareth Southgate’s senior squad, but Boothroyd, who is under pressure following England’s early elimination, believes he should stay with him for now.

‘I think his next three to six months will be an indicator of where he gets to and what he is ready for internationally,’ Boothroyd told a press conference.

‘But, right now, September-time, I’d imagine he’ll be with me.

‘ The final decision will be made by Southgate, and it also remains to be seen if Boothroyd will be in charge for much longer following the disappointing exit.

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