Gareth Southgate sends ‘clear’ message to humiliated English duo Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood


Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood were sent home in disgrace with their future in England in serious doubt. Manchester United striker Greenwood, 18, and his international teammate Foden have been fined £ 1,360 each by Icelandic police after breaking strict quarantine protocols by meeting girls at the team hotel in Reykjavik.

They are also both facing disciplinary action from their clubs who have both issued strongly worded statements with Manchester City calling Foden’s behavior ‘totally inappropriate’.

England boss Gareth Southgate will be furious with the couple who returned to Manchester with the rest of the squad traveling to Denmark.

Foden, 20, and Greenwood are both considered two of England’s best prospects, but now face a potential ban from the Nations League games next month, while Southgate has a habit of ruling out players longer if they break the rules.

Southgate will make it clear how he expects Foden and Greenwood to respond to the saga

Wayne Rooney and Kyle Walker have both fallen victim to Southgate discipline in the past, and while Foden and Greenwood aren’t abandoned for good, they could find themselves in the cold.

It could also leave them missing the start of the Premier League season after it was revealed that they met an Icelandic beauty queen and her cousin on Sunday, less than 24 hours after England’s victory over the Iceland in Denmark.

Greenwood reportedly made contact with one of the girls online before flying to Iceland and then ended up at the hotel. England stayed on the third floor of the Radisson Hotel in a strict quarantine “bubble” while the girls were on the seventh floor.

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The couple were fired from the English base

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The players had in fact been given a security debriefing on Sunday to wear masks, not to go to each other’s room and yet the girls entered the hotel and the English staff discovered the breach and prevented them from leaving. go to lunch Monday morning.

Southgate did not have a chance to speak properly and did not deliver a full bandage before leaving the camp, but the Football Association has launched their own investigation while also tightening security protocols on future trips. The FA called this a “serious lack of judgment”.

Southgate said: “Everyone must understand their responsibility. The whole country knows that this has been a difficult time for the young and the young will make more mistakes than the old. Everyone has a responsibility to play their part with this virus.

“This is why we made the decision that we have. We have put in place an incredible procedure, in fact, for 10 days to keep all the players together. They have been tested four times; we operated in hotels where we stayed in our own separate areas. We kept it safe.

“It was important, not only for our own well-being, but to get these games played. It was such a massive operation across Europe. I think the responsibilities are very clear.

“I am very clear with them and I will be very clear with them about my feelings and how they should react to how they should react.”

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