Phil Foden should learn from Bukayo Saka’s performance for England against the Czech Republic, according to Gary Neville.
Manchester City star Foden sat out the Euro 2020 clash at Wembley, where England’s 1-0 victory took them through to the knockout phase as group winners.
Arsenal youngster Saka was brought in and justified the selection with a lively display, playing a key role in the build-up to the winning goal scored by Raheem Sterling.
Speaking on ITV, former Manchester United defender Neville said: “I’m hoping that Phil Foden watching that, I’m hoping he’s watched Saka and thought that’s what we want to see from him (Foden).
“All the time he was driving at people – that’s what we expected from Foden and didn’t quite get it, (but) we know how exceptional he is.”
Neville’s fellow pundit Ian Wright agreed that Saka had shown that he can produce on the international stage.
“What Saka has shown is that he’s capable,” said the ex-Arsenal striker.
“We know what Phil Foden’s capable of but what we saw was Saka come in in a situation where we needed what he gave us – that thrust and just going forward and playing.
“He was brilliant and we’ve got competition now.”