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Paul Gascoigne talks down likeness to England Euro 2020 starlet Phil Foden insisting ‘ no one compares to me’

PAUL GASCOIGNE dismissed comparisons with Phil Foden by declaring: Nobody is as good as me - even when I played drunk.

Phil Foden is rocking a Gazza-like Euro ‘96 haircut and has not shied away from being compared to the Three Lions hero.

But when asked about the Manchester City ace, Gazza said: “No one compares to me.

“I can beat everyone with my eyes shut, and that’s with a bottle of whiskey inside of us as well and a couple of Bacardi breezers."

As Euros fever grips the nation following Sunday’s 1-0 win against Croatia, Gascoigne believes England can go all the way - if they keep their cool.

Speaking to ex-England keeper David Seaman on the Seaman Says podcast, he added: “I definitely think we have a chance, the attacking force is unbelievable, the defenders we will see.

“The pressure is on now after the last World Cup, it’s at Wembley and it all depends on whether they can handle it.

“We have a good chance because this is probably going to be the closest we’ve been since ‘96.

“France definitely have a good chance, but England do too so long as they can handle the pressure."

Tomorrow is the anniversary of England’s 2-0 win over Scotland in Euro 96, when Gazza lobbed Colin Hendry before smashing home one of England’s greatest ever goals.

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Gareth Southgate’s side face the Tartan Army at Wembley on Friday night.

Terry Venables was in charge back then, and Gazza, 54, said: “Terry was a great manager.

“I remember one night I couldn't sleep at all and I went to his room in tears and I kept asking if he was playing me tomorrow against Scotland.

“He kept saying no and I was begging him.

“Eventually I left, and he popped his head out the door and said, 'Gazza, course I’m playing you.'”

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