Phil Foden insists his new coiffure just isn’t a tribute to Paul Gascoigne forward of Euro 2020.
Eagle-eyed followers noticed the Man City star’s bleached hair is much like Three Lions icon Paul Gascoigne’s take a look at Euro 1996.
Gascoigne was one of many stars of Euro 1996 as England had been knocked out on penalties by Germany within the semi-finals, and his barnet caught the attention too.
Foden has already seen himself in comparison with the legendary midfielder and the choice to dye his locks previous to the match takes the similarity to a different stage.
The 21-year-old might be hoping to guide England to a primary ever European Championship triumph as their marketing campaign kicks off towards Croatia on Sunday.
Foden, who received the PFA’s Younger Participant of the 12 months award for the 2020/21 season, uploaded an image of his new coiffure with the caption ‘Euro 96 vibes’.
Regardless of the placing resemblance to Gascoigne, Foden has performed down any hyperlink to the previous Tottenham star.
He mentioned: “I’ve had the identical haircut for what looks like ages now. So I assumed I’d simply attempt one thing new.
“I awakened this morning to a number of comparisons to Gazza and Eminem. It was my very own factor and other people have turned it into one thing else!”
Foden has admitted he want to emulate Gascoigne’s affect on the England staff this summer time.
He mentioned: “I keep in mind watching highlights on the TV of Gazza.
“He was an unbelievable participant. He knew what it meant for the nation and what he did.
“It wouldn’t be too unhealthy if I attempted to deliver a little bit of Gazza on the pitch.”
In a brand new talkSPORT unique documentary, Gazza & McCoist: Collectively Once more, Gascoigne recalled how Rangers followers dyed their hair blonde to honour him when he joined the membership in 1995.
He mentioned: “I keep in mind assembly the chairman upstairs on the floor and he mentioned ‘have you ever seen outdoors?’ I mentioned, ‘no, why?’ ‘Take a look outdoors’.
“I simply regarded outdoors and noticed all of the followers. My hair was blonde, all of theirs was yellow – bless them. That was unbelievable.
“I keep in mind the gaffer saying you’ll have amusing, be severe whenever you play, however you’ll have amusing with the lads within the dressing room.”
In the meantime, talkSPORT’s Jamie O’Hara believes Foden is BETTER than Gascoigne was.
He mentioned: “Watching Foden this season he’s actually come to the fore and made himself one of many prime three gamers at Manchester City.
“I used to be taking a look at it pondering, and I do know folks at all times evaluate him to Gascoigne, however I take a look at Foden and suppose he’s higher than Gascoigne.
“I do know that’s an enormous assertion, however it’s simply by way of the best way he’s getting in his profession and the best way he performs. He’s doing it on the large stage already and he’s only a child.
“And to do it at Manchester City in a Pep Guardiola staff and to be so younger and dominating video games – two winners in two [Champions League] legs in an enormous fixture.
“I simply suppose he’s higher than Gazza. For me, Gazza was my idol rising up. He received the FA Cup, he received the Scottish Premiership – everyone knows that doesn’t depend because it means nothing.”
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