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Trevor Sinclair defends Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood after England exit

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Former Man City star Trevor Sinclair has offered his take on Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood after they were sent home by England for breaches of COVID-19 protocols.

The former England midfielder has leapt to the defence of the City and Manchester United starlets following the drama in Iceland.

Foden and Greenwood have left the England squad just two days after making their debuts in the win over Iceland.

They were pictured in the Icelandic press breaking England’s quarantine measures at their team hotel.

Sinclair has been quick to defend the duo but also acknowledged that the young guns had made a big mistake.

Sinclair tweeted on Monday afternoon: “Boys will be boys. Let’s not destroy our own young players. Learn and be better, end of x.”

Meanwhile, England have issued a statement on the matter and explained the decision to send Foden and Greenwood home.

“Whilst in Iceland, both Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood spent time outside of our private team area, which was a breach of our COVID-19 rules,” the statement read.

“While they did not leave the team hotel, it was an unacceptable breach of our protocol. They have both apologised for their serious lack of judgement.

“The FA will be launching a full investigation into the circumstances leading up to this breach. We have spoken to the Football Association of Iceland to offer our apologies for this incident and to ensure them that we are taking the appropriate steps.

“We have also assured the Danish Football Union that all other players and staff members have been isolated within our group throughout this period.

“Our immediate priority now is preparing the team for the match against Denmark tomorrow.”

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