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Phil Foden doesn't think he is world class

Phil Foden doesn't think he is world class

Phil Foden doesn't consider himself to be a "world class" player.

The Manchester City star has enjoyed stunning success for his club but will not see himself as a member of football's elite unless he can replicate the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar at international level with England.

Asked if he is a member of the elite, Foden said: "No, definitely not. The people you've just mentioned there are way above me at the moment but I like to think I could be there one day.

"It's all about taking small steps in the right direction. I just want to take my club form into the national team. With my club form this year, I've been scoring a lot of goals and I want to bring that to the national team."

Foden is hoping to be at his best for the Three Lions during the World Cup and says he has no excuses for failing to perform.

He said: "I've got to score in big games and big finals to be world class. I know I'm capable of doing that so it's something I strive for and look forward to.

"Have England seen the best of me? Definitely not. I don't think it is easy coming into a team and not knowing the players very well.

"You have to learn to play with different players and what they like best - running behind, or wanting balls to feet. Just little details like that. I have had enough experience in the England team to understand the players. Hopefully I can bring that into the World Cup.

"I definitely should have scored a lot more for England really. We have quality in every area, so we can't always rely on Harry (Kane) because teams are going to try to cut him off, because of how good he is."

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