Micah Richards has backed Phil Foden and “world-class” Jack Grealish to flourish for England at this summer time’s European Championship.
Gareth Southgate submits his squad for the rearranged competitors on Tuesday, when there are certain to be faces that will haven’t been included had the event gone forward final summer time.
Manchester Metropolis expertise Foden has grow to be an essential participant since making his debut final September, when Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish additionally made his bow.
The duo add to the Three Lions’ thrilling attacking choices, with ex-Metropolis, Villa and England defender Richards tipping them for large issues this summer time.
“Pay attention, keep in mind you heard it right here, if Jack Grealish goes and he’s injury-free he would be the star of the event,” former England right-back Richards mentioned.
“I’ll stand by that remark (that) Jack Grealish proper now, no matter what group he’s taking part in in, he’s world-class.”
Requested who he thinks would be the breakout star of the event, Richards mentioned on the BBC Sport Euro 2020 media launch: “Phil Foden, perhaps.
“I imply, Grealish I’m an enormous fan of – everyone knows, we see him week in, week out. Sadly he’s had an damage.
“However Foden we didn’t know if he was going to have the ability to maintain down his spot in Man Metropolis’s group however he confirmed everybody what he can undoubtedly do at this degree.
“He’s performed in a Champions League remaining, he can play in quite a lot of totally different positions – off the left, false 9, the correct, as a midfielder.
“So, if there’s anybody I needed to put a wager on who would do nicely at (the event) it must be Foden as a result of we’ve seen he can do it at this degree.
“I gained’t be stunned if he did as a result of the standard is there for everybody to see.”