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Phil Foden aims sly dig at Italy and insists England can win World Cup

Phil Foden claims he has the same belief about winning the England’s Euro 2020 conquerers Italy, who did not manage to qualify for the tournament in Qatar.

Foden scored twice five years ago as England won a 5-2 victory over Spain to win the junior world title. He says that he feels the same confidence about Qatar in the lead up to his appearance on the senior World Cup stage as before that tournament.

He said, “Not being huge-headed, we just knew that the World Cup would be won because of how talented we were and our talent.” “We were extremely disappointed with how we lost to Spain in Euros. We knew that we would get Spain in the final, and we wanted to exact revenge.

“Even though we were in the last, you could see that we kept playing the same game and believed we would win. It’s the exact same here.

“Obviously, the Euros gave the team a huge lift. Harry Kane already mentioned it, he considers us one of the favourites. It’s up to us to believe in ourselves and be confident.

Foden said, “It’s just shame that Italy aren’t here to we can take proper revenge for Euros.” Foden was among 25 players who were put through their paces during the scorching 33-degree lunchtime weather in Qatar for England’s second training session.

James Maddison was able to rest to deal with the slight injury he sustained at the weekend. However, doctors recommended that he be moved to the slot earlier to help him adjust to the new programme. England’s first match is just three days away.

Conor Coady, Foden’s fellow teammate, has been speaking with the media and opened up about the difficult conditions of training in the Doha heat. “It was hard this morn but it was something that we had to get used too, to feel it, and to understand it.

It’s hard – I’m not going say it’s easy – but professional players understand what they’re doing. It’s not too hot to think about. We are going to embrace it.

It’s the exact same. We see every camp as an opportunity for us to have fun together and to experience a new environment. It is amazing to see the bonding between the boys and the sense of camaraderie that results.

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