World Cup: Jack Grealish speaks on Foden having problem with England coach, Southgate

England winger, Jack Grealish has insisted that head coach, Gareth Southgate doesn’t have a problem with teammate Phil Foden.

Grealish said this ahead of England’s Group B final World Cup tie against Wales on Tuesday.

Despite being one of the key players in the England squad, Foden has played just 19 minutes at the ongoing World Cup so far.

Foden did not feature in England’s goalless draw against the USA, where the Three Lions were in need of creativity.

However, Grealish is adamant that there is not an issue between Foden and Southgate.

“People always used to say, ‘Ah, he is got a problem with Jack’ last year or two years ago, and then I come on and it is like, ‘Oh, he likes Jack now, who is it next?'” Grealish told BBC Sport.

“And then I know people were saying, ‘He doesn’t like Madders (James Maddison)’ and now Madders is in, so it is fine with him, and then Phil didn’t play, so it is like, ‘He’s got a problem with Phil’.

“He has not got a problem with anyone. He speaks to all of us the same.

“If you are not playing – Phil didn’t play the other night – he is still the same with Phil as he’s with me when I came on or Harry Kane.

“He has not got a problem with anyone. If he did have a problem with someone, you would know about it.”