sport news Euro 2020: Glenn Hoddle backs Phil Foden to START for England tonight in ...

sport news Euro 2020: Glenn Hoddle backs Phil Foden to START for England tonight in ...
sport news Euro 2020: Glenn Hoddle backs Phil Foden to START for England tonight in ...

Ex-England manager Glenn Hoddle believes Phil Foden should return to the England starting XI for tonight's crunch Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark at Wembley. 

Manchester City star Foden has not featured in England's last three matches, since starting the opening two games against Croatia and Scotland, with Bukayo Saka, Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho all preferred. 

But Hoddle, who played in four major tournaments for his country and coached the national team at the 1998 World Cup, has backed the 21-year-old to be involved from the off - but insists that should be the only change from the side who thrashed Ukraine in the quarter-finals on Saturday. 

Glenn Hoddle has backed Phil Foden to start for England against Denmark tonight

Manchester City star Foden has not featured in any of England's last three matches at Euro 2020

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Glenn Hoddle (L) has backed Phil Foden (R) to start for England against Denmark tonight 

Speaking at a Betfair event, Hoddle said: 'There'll only be one change and it'll be on that right-hand side. 

'Foden's done that job, don't be surprised if he comes back in. Saka did OK when he played, didn't he? He's a great player for that flexibility. But for me, I'd bring Foden back in on that side. 

'Sancho could be the right person again, Grealish is an option too... but I think our bench is as good as anything in European football and I include France and Belgium and Portugal in that, our squad is so deep.

'We haven't gone into extra-time yet. If I was a Danish player in extra-time, the last thing I want is Foden, Grealish, Rashford with his pace. We've got so much quality to win a game or turn it around.' 

Foden has not featured at Euro 2020 since the goalless draw against Scotland 19 days ago

Foden has not featured at Euro 2020 since the goalless draw against Scotland 19 days ago 

Jadon Sancho started and impressed in the thrashing of Ukraine in the quarters on Saturday

Jadon Sancho started and impressed in the thrashing of Ukraine in the quarters on Saturday 

One player who is certain to start is captain Harry Kane, who after a goalless group-stage has scored three goals in his last two games. 

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With Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrik Schick top of the Euro 2020 goalscoring charts on five - but

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