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Phil Foden embracing Paul Gascoigne comparisons

Phil Foden hopes to channel Paul Gascoigne at Euro 2020.

The Manchester City player has courted comparisons with the England legend and has dyed his hair blonde - just as Gascgoine did at Euro 96 - ahead of his country's opener with Croatia this weekend.

Foden hopes that his look can help him replicate Gascoigne's performances as England once again look to shine on home soil at the tournament.

He said: "I remember watching highlights on the TV of Gazza - an unbelievable player.

"The whole nation knows what he means to the country and what he did, so it won't be too bad if I try to bring a bit of Gazza on to the pitch.

"I don't think you can listen too much to what people are saying. I have to try and keep my feet on the ground and just being me and keep doing what has done well for me this year.

"I try and come off social media as much as I can. Not try and read it too much."

Foden also revealed that he was grateful to be given a second chance by manager Gareth Southgate after breaching coronavirus rules following his Three Lions debut last year.

He said: "Obviously I made a massive mistake, I was young.

"But Gareth said if I keep just doing well and keep performing I should get another opportunity. So I had to work hard for it and there are not many managers who would give you another opportunity so I have to thank Gareth a lot for giving me another chance."

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