Gareth Southgate to check on availability of Phil Foden ahead of Nations League clash with Hungary as England look for added attacking spark after just one goal in three matches
- England face Hungary at Molineux in the Nations League on Tuesday evening
- Phil Foden has missed their first three fixtures after contracting coronavirus
- Gareth Southgate’s side have scored just once in their opening three matches
The 22-year-old Foden missed the recent fixtures with Hungary, Germany and Italy after testing positive for coronavirus.
‘We’ve got to chat with our physical performance guys and our medical team really, because he’s back into training but there’s a reality of how much conditioning he’s had over the last three weeks and what our expectation of him could be,’ Southgate said of Foden. ‘We’ll do that as the day progresses.’
Gareht Southgate will check on the availability of Phil Foden ahead of England’s Hungary clash
England are in dire need of more attacking threat, having scored just once in their three Nations League group games this month – a late Harry Kane penalty in the 1-1 draw away to Germany last week.
Speaking about the issue, captain Kane said: ‘If you look over the last two, three years we’ve definitely had goals in different areas in terms of set plays, defenders getting goals, midfielders picking up with goals.
Southgate’s side have scored just once in three Nations League games so far this month
‘In any top team, you’re going to probably have a main striker that gets the majority of the goals, a main attacking winger who is going to get some goals.
‘I’m sure every lad that puts on an England shirt wants to score and get assists and affect the game.
‘The most important thing is the mentality of having that hunger to go and get those goals.’