No rift between Southgate, Foden – Grealish


England winger, Jack Grealish has debunked rumour circulating in the media that there is a rift between head coach, Gareth Southgate and Phil Foden.

Foden, who was expected to start in the Three Lions midfield at the World Cup, has been coming on from the bench despite his impressive performance for Manchester City in the Premier League.

Despite being one of the key players in the England squad, Foden has played just 19 minutes at the ongoing World Cup so far.

However, Grealish is adamant that there is not an issue between Foden and Southgate.

“People always used to say, ‘Ah, he is got a problem with Jack’ last year or two years ago, and then I come on and it is like, ‘Oh, he likes Jack now, who is it next?” Grealish told BBC Sport.

“And then I know people were saying, ‘He doesn’t like Madders (James Maddison)’ and now Madders is in, so it is fine with him, and then Phil didn’t play, so it is like, ‘He’s got a problem with Phil’.

“He has not got a problem with anyone. He speaks to all of us the same“If you are not playing – Phil didn’t play the other night – he is still the same with Phil as he’s with me when I came on or Harry Kane.

“He has not got a problem with anyone. If he did have a problem with someone, you would know about it.”

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