Euro 2024: England manager Gareth Southgate makes KEY Phil Foden change for Denmark game

Gareth Southgate, Manager of England men's senior team, looks on during a training session at Rockliffe Park on May 30, 2024 in Darlington, England.
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England manager Gareth Southgate has started Euro 2024's clash against Denmark making a clear switch in his thinking with Phil Foden.

The Manchester City star came under massive criticism at the weekend for his perceived poor performance, as he looked to take up similar areas to fellow attacking midfielder, Jude Bellingham. There was talk of whether Foden would even start for England with Anthony Gordon an option to bring in – but Southgate was vehement that the Three Lions would “not have won” their opening game of Euro 2024 without the No.11's off-ball work.

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Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.