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Phil Foden Shines in New Position as England Progress to Euro Semi-final



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Manchester City‘s standout player Phil Foden showcased his versatility in a new midfield role for England as they secured a spot in the Euro semi-final with a victory over Switzerland.

The debate surrounding Foden’s ideal position intensified after his early tournament struggles, but his impact in the adjusted role earned acclaim from pundits and former England stars.

With Marc Guehi suspended, England manager Gareth Southgate opted to deploy Foden centrally, a change that sparked improvements in the team’s first-half display against Switzerland.

Although Foden was substituted before the penalty shootout, his performance in the first half drew praise from ex-England internationals, including Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard, who acknowledged his influence on the team’s rhythm and creativity.

Rio Ferdinand lauded Foden as ‘the difference’ in the team’s enhanced performance, while Frank Lampard highlighted Foden’s ability to dictate play and create opportunities for his teammates.

Gary Lineker expressed delight in seeing Foden operate freely and exert his influence on the game from a more central role, crediting him as one of the premier playmakers in world football when given the opportunity.

As England prepare to face Nathan Ake and the Netherlands in the semi-final, Foden will look to cement his place in the starting XI and continue to showcase his immense talent on the international stage.

The winner of the semi-final clash will advance to the highly anticipated final matchup against either France or Spain, setting the stage for a thrilling conclusion to the Euro 2020 tournament.

Rachel Adams

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