Reposting from last year's thread. Hope that's alright.
It's now or never for Pep to stick to his word of Phil eventually playing centrally because he's not going to get that wing spot over Saka. I'm taking Phil ten times out of ten over Saka but the reality is Saka has taken his opportunities far more often with England. Although the fact that Southgate is willing to give TAA opportunities centrally over Phil is infuriating, to say the least. Phil did FAR more than TAA has these past two matches while collecting a MOTM versus an albeit equally awful team in Andorra playing centrally and for whatever reason was never given that opportunity again IIRC.
Pep has done FAR more good than bad for Foden's development but I have to say my biggest gripe has been not playing him as a midfielder at least sometimes which has now subsequently followed him into the national team.
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