Stunned fans say ‘Foden’s ball control is another level’ as footage of England stars’ recovery day emerges

See which player was spotted on the weights

ENGLAND’S stars made a splash on their rest day – but Phil Foden stole the show with his brilliant ball skills.

Gareth Southgate’s side were still on cloud nine after beating Switzerland on penalties on Saturday.

Phil Foden stole the show on England's recovery day14

Phil Foden stole the show on England’s recovery dayCredit: Instagram england

He was hilariously compared to a seal after displaying stunning skills14

He was hilariously compared to a seal after displaying stunning skillsCredit: Instagram england

Foden performed a number of ball tricks in the pool that left fans stunned14

Foden performed a number of ball tricks in the pool that left fans stunnedCredit: Instagram england

Penalty hero Bukayo Saka still looked to be on cloud nine14

Penalty hero Bukayo Saka still looked to be on cloud nineCredit: Instagram england

Cole Palmer, Phil Foden and Kobbie Mainoo smile for the camera in Blankenhain14

Cole Palmer, Phil Foden and Kobbie Mainoo smile for the camera in BlankenhainCredit: Getty

Ivan Toney was one of the players that enjoyed a bike ride14

Ivan Toney was one of the players that enjoyed a bike rideCredit: Getty

The Three Lions will face Netherlands in the semi-final of Euro 2024 on Wednesday after another comeback win.

It seemed like Breel Embolo had won it for Switzerland when he broke the deadlock with just 15 minutes left.

But Bukayo Saka’s excellent effort levelled to send the game to extra-time, but neither team managed to find a breakthrough as it went to a shootout.

Jordan Pickford, thanks to his research on his bottle, saved Manuel Akanji’s spot-kick before Cole Palmer, Jude Bellingham, Saka, and Ivan Toney all converted.

That left Trent Alexander-Arnold to step up to win it, and the Liverpool star made no mistake in securing a 5-3 shootout win as Luke Shaw won plaudits for his reaction to the crucial kick.

Before the focus intensifies on the Dutch, England’s heroes had a rest and recovery at their base on Sunday.

And it showed Saka, who celebrated the shootout by raising his hands to the air, was still all smiles as he took part in the session in the pool.

But Foden could not resist performing a bit of ball work while swimming, and he showed how he is just as talented with his head as he is with his feet.

The Man City ace expertly headed a ball against a poolside window and even threw in one or two shoulders as he looked to be fully enjoying himself.

Along with a love heart emoji, one fan replied to the clip of him shared by the England Instagram account with: “My face when I saw Phil, this has made my day.”

While another declared: “Foden’s ball control is another level.”

As another joked that he “looked like a seal doing tricks” in there.

Jude Bellingham sported a huge grin during his recovery session14

Jude Bellingham sported a huge grin during his recovery sessionCredit: Getty

He also looked to be on tune duty for the session14

He also looked to be on tune duty for the sessionCredit: Instagram england

Trent Alexander-Arnold enjoyed a light gym workout14

Trent Alexander-Arnold enjoyed a light gym workoutCredit: Instagram england

Anthony Gordon joined him in the gym14

Anthony Gordon joined him in the gymCredit: Instagram england

Conor Gallagher was spotted on the weights during the session14

Conor Gallagher was spotted on the weights during the sessionCredit: Instagram england

Bellingham was another pictured in the water as he appeared to be having his say on what tunes were being played ahead of the pool session.

Penalty hero Alexander-Arnold and Anthony Gordon were both spotted exercising in the gym, as was Conor Gallagher who was recorded lifting weights.

Several more stars appeared on the clip as the mood in camp looked to still be on cloud nine.

And the well-wishes flooded in on the comments as one reply read: “Well deserved. Rest, relax, re-focus. Let’s smash the semi final!”

Another said: “Well deserved boys, let’s get ready to go again.”

A third said: “Go on the boys, bring it home!!!!!!”

As a fourth added: “These lads are gonna make history!”

Ezri Konsa was all smiles as he gave a thumbs-up to the camera14

Ezri Konsa was all smiles as he gave a thumbs-up to the cameraCredit: Instagram england

It was Foden's antics that had most fans jumping into the comments14

It was Foden’s antics that had most fans jumping into the comments

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