Despite a challenging beginning in England's European Championship, Phil Foden remains confident about his growing partnership with Jude Bellingham. England leads Group C and is set to play against Denmark in Frankfurt on Thursday, followed by a match against Slovenia on June 25. Foden, who scored 27 goals for Manchester City this season and was named Premier League Footballer of the Year, struggled in his role on the left of a front three during England's 1-0 victory over Serbia, where Bellingham played in the central No. 10 role. Foden praised Bellingham's leadership and their improving link-up play. However, his performance against Serbia drew criticism, with Ian Wright noting Foden's lack of involvement and the need for him to assert himself more on the field. Cesc Fabregas also emphasized the need for players like Foden to take more initiative. Foden's past struggles in major tournaments, including being dropped after the first two games in the European Championship three years ago, contrast with his strong showing at the 2022 World Cup, where he contributed significantly off the bench and in starting roles. Foden acknowledged the difficulties of the first game in major tournaments but highlighted the team's resilience in the Serbia match as a positive sign for potential success.