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England boss Gareth Southgate 'not unhappy' with Phil Foden; provides update on injured Kyle Walker

England manager Gareth Southgate provided an update on Kyle Walker following his injury against Brazil. The manager also shared his thoughts on Phil Foden's performance.

One-cap Ivan Toney and James Maddison are sure to come in for England's final friendly against Belgium.

The pair are the only other two unused outfield players for the penultimate match before the England boss selects his provisional Euros squad.

Joe Gomez, Lewis Dunk, Jarrod Bowen and Marcus Rashford joined Ezri Konsa and Kobbie Mainoo in coming off the bench against Brazil and also have something to prove ahead of Southgate’s selection.

Jordan Henderson and Cole Palmer also appear to be in contention after returning to training on the day of the Brazil match, but Kyle Walker is a major doubt after liming off early in Saturday’s friendly.

“We don’t know (the severity),” Southgate said of the Manchester City right-back. “He’s not had many injuries, so he himself isn’t sure whether it’s just tightness.

“I suspect if he’s feeling it, it’s a little bit more than that but we’ll know a bit more over the next 24, 36 hours.”

Walker would follow Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka in withdrawing from an absentee-hit final camp before the Euros, when Phil Foden has been tipped to star.

Pep Guardiola believes the Manchester City midfielder is the best player in the Premier League right now, but the 23-year-old has yet to fully flourish in an England shirt and Saturday was no different.

“I think at moments we saw that (quality shown at City),” Southgate said. “We’ve several players missing, so some of the combinations are different, some of the interplay is different.

“I thought him and Jude (Bellingham) at times in the first half combined well.

“But, again, he’s also playing against a high-level side. We’re not dominating 75 per cent of the ball, which at times is the case with his club.

“It’s a different sort of a challenge, but I wasn’t unhappy with Phil’s performance.”

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