Gareth Southgate’s side is four points away from Albania, second in Group I, 5-0 win in Andorra on Saturday, and their second win at Wembley.
Regardless of Tuesday’s results, England will have to wait until the international break in November to secure their place in next year’s tournament, but they are gaining momentum after another strong qualifying campaign.
Phil Foden has already played for Manchester City in three different positions and stands out.
Guardiola made it clear to England head coach Gareth Southgate that the Stockport boy is ready for an international invitation as the League of Nations is expected to continue in September. Foden played 4-0 for Liverpool last night. He looked good in the left side of the top three, and Guardiola called the club Leroy Sane a reason not to leave replacement markets.
Is Foden’s future in the middle?
Not much to read about the meeting with the 156th most favorite party, but a win over Andorra allowed Phil Foden to find a starting place, at least in the midfield. The 21-year-old has used both Pepa Guardiola and Southgate on the periphery of their biggest victories in the club and country, but their future has long since appeared in midfield and their appearance against Andorra is clear.
Foden was a well-known performer at Andorra National Stadium, whose deep role allowed him to direct the game and show great range as he repeatedly redirected to England’s attack.
It’s surprisingly exciting, isn’t it? Then the English boss said. “If you are trying to ruin a defense like ours tonight, and you have a player who can see the channels he sees and can do them the same way he did.”
The original England side probably looked different against Hungary, but since Calvin Phillips was not involved in the injury, there was a start with Declan Rice.
Southgate may opt for Jordan Henderson’s experience, but with Foden now developing physicality along with his innate technical skills, the Manchester City star may not have much time to play a more prominent role in England.
“He’s getting stronger, so we’re wondering if there could be an opportunity in those middle striker positions,” Southgate said.