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Phil Foden has unusual hobby that ’95 per cent of football lads don’t enjoy’ but it helps the England ace rest his legs

MANCHESTER CITY star Phil Foden has revealed his favourite hobby outside of football – and it’s not what you might expect.

Foden, 22, has been a regular presence in Pep Guardiola‘s squad since he made his debut five years ago.

Foden is currently with the England squad in Qatar
The Man City star has revealed that his favourite hobby is fishing

He has already accumulated a long list of accolades which includes four Premier League titles, four League Cups and an FA Cup as well as two PFA Young Player of the Year awards for his individual performances.

But, what Foden gets up to in his spare time is very different compared to those at the same level.

The young star recently revealed that his favourite pastime is fishing.

In an interview with Man City, he said: “The odd one likes fishing, so when people find out they say: ‘What a weird sport to enjoy’. They don’t understand why you enjoy it.

He regularly makes time for fishing trips with his dad

“I think it’s the perfect hobby to rest your legs and have some down time.”

Foden’s dad ignited his passion for the sport at a young age, so much so that the pair still regularly travel across the UK and Spain for fishing trips.

The winger even admitted that he MISSED City’s 2018 Premier League title celebrations so that he could go on a pre-planned trip with his dad.

He claimed that it’s the “buzz” that has made him want to keep going, as well as the quality time he gets to spend with his old man.


But, he won’t have much of an opportunity to escape to the lakes this season with the football calendar packed out to the max.

Foden is currently in Qatar with the England squad for the 2022 World Cup.

He has made just one appearance so far, with his tournament debut marked in 71st minute of the Three Lions’ 6-2 victory over Iran earlier this week.

But, fans were left fuming when he was left on the bench during England’s bore 0-0 draw with the USA on Friday.

One person tweeted: “No Foden at all is absolutely criminal.”

While another added: “Can’t believe Foden isn’t on. Wasting one of the best players we have.”

After the game, England boss Gareth Southgate revealed that he didn’t sub on the City star because he didn’t want him to play out of position.

He said: “We didn’t feel it was right for Phil in the middle because he doesn’t play there for his club.”

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