Phil Foden has bleached his hair for England’s Euro 2020 marketing campaign.
And eagle-eyed followers have noticed the Man City star’s new coiffure is just like Three Lions icon Paul Gascoigne’s have a look at Euro 1996.
Gascoigne was one of many stars of Euro 1996 as England have 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 event takes the similarity to a different degree.
The 21-year-old shall be hoping to steer England to a primary ever European Championship triumph as their marketing campaign kicks off in opposition to Croatia on Sunday.
Foden, who gained 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’.
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 bear in mind assembly the chairman upstairs on the floor and he mentioned ‘have you ever seen exterior?’ I mentioned, ‘no, why?’ ‘Take a look exterior’.
“I simply regarded exterior and noticed all of the followers. My hair was blonde, all of theirs was yellow – bless them. That was improbable.
“I bear in mind the gaffer saying you’ll have fun, be severe while you play, however you’ll have fun 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 high three gamers at Manchester City.
“I used to be taking a look at it considering, and I do know folks at all times evaluate him to Gascoigne, however I have a look at Foden and suppose he’s higher than Gascoigne.
“I do know that’s a giant assertion, however it’s simply by way of the way in which he’s stepping into his profession and the way in which he performs. He’s doing it on the massive stage already and he’s only a child.
“And to do it at Manchester City in a Pep Guardiola crew 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 gained the FA Cup, he gained the Scottish Premiership – everyone knows that doesn’t depend because it means nothing.”
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