Phil Foden went deep through the dust on Monday night after violating the corona rules. The England midfielder was removed from the selection together with Mason Greenwood, because the duo received a visit from two women in the hotel on Saturday after the Nations League match against Iceland (0-1).
‘This is a valuable lesson for me’
“I want to apologize. To national coach Gareth Southgate, my teammates, the technical staff, the supporters, the club and my family,” writes the only 20-year-old Foden in a statement on his Instagram Stories.
“I am a young player with a lot to learn, but I am aware of my responsibility as a Manchester City and England player. This time I made a bad decision. My behavior was not up to the level expected of me. “
National coach Southgate confirmed earlier on Monday the reports in British tabloids about the hotel visit of the two women and removed Foden and Greenwood from the selection. Manchester City called the action of its top talent “totally inappropriate”.
Both Foden and Manchester United attacker Greenwood made his international debut on Saturday in the away match against England. Foden, who even kicked off, is disappointed that his first match for ‘The Three Lions’ is now overshadowed by his action.
“When I was called up for these games I was immensely proud. It felt like an incredible privilege to pull the England shirt over my head and it hurts that I am not allowed to travel to Denmark now. But this is for me. a valuable lesson, “said Foden.
England will play against Denmark in Copenhagen at 8.45 p.m. on Tuesday. The Danes lost 0-2 against Belgium in the first game of this Nations League edition on Saturday.
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