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Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood’s Icelandic girls speak out after sneaking into England hotel


Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood’s Icelandic girls have spoken out about their night with the England football team youngsters, saying they “didn’t even know” who they were.

Model Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir, 20, was smuggled into the Three Lions’ hotel with 19-year-old law student cousin Lara Clausen after Gareth Southgate’s side beat Iceland 1-0 on Saturday.

It has seen both players sent home for breaking Covid-19 regulations, a day after making their full international debuts.


And the Icelandic girls – who were speaking to Greenwood online before hooking up at the hotel – have now given their take on the meeting, saying they thought it would be “OK” to meet them despite strict quarantine regulations.

Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood’s Icelandic girls have spoken out

Speaking to Mail Online, the model said: “We met online. I was talking to Mason for a couple of days before they came to Iceland.

One of them added: “I feel really sorry for him and I never wanted to put them in that position but we didn’t know any better and we didn’t know that they were quarantining, or else we wouldn’t have gone to meet them.”


Model Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir, 20, said they were 'talking to Mason for a couple of days' before they met after England's 1-0 Nations League win
Model Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir, 20, said they were ‘talking to Mason for a couple of days’ before they met after England’s 1-0 Nations League win

The girls also said they did not know Greenwood and Foden played for Manchester United and Manchester City respectively.

When asked how well they got to know each other, Lara said : “They were just young. We were all young and stupid and we all make mistakes. They treated us really well. They were such gentlemen. Really nice guys.”

It comes as Foden has issued a statement on social media, saying: “Following the story which has emerged today regarding my actions in Iceland, I want to make a full apology.

The Icelandic girls' 19-year-old cousin Lara Clausen was also there, saying the pair behaved 'like gentlemen'
The Icelandic girls’ 19-year-old cousin Lara Clausen was also there, saying the pair behaved ‘like gentlemen’

“I apologise to Gareth Southgate, to my England team-mates, to the staff, supporters and also to my Club and my family.

“When I was called up by Gareth for these games, my first reaction was that of immense pride. To pull on that shirt for the senior team in my England debut was an incredible privilege.

“I am a young player with a lot to learn, but I am aware of the huge responsibility I have in representing Manchester City and England at this level.

But the girls said they did not know Greenwood or Foden played for Man United or City respectively
But the girls said they did not know Greenwood or Foden played for Man United or City respectively

One of the girls said she felt 'really sorry' for the footballers
One of the girls said she felt ‘really sorry’ for the footballers

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“On this occasion I made a poor decision and my behaviour didn’t meet the standards expected of me.

“I breached COVID-19 protocols put in place to protect myself and my England colleagues. As a consequence I will now miss the opportunity to travel to Denmark with the squad, and that hurts.

“I will learn a valuable lesson from this error in judgment and I wish Gareth and the team good luck this week.”

The England stars' meeting with Nadia and Lara has seen them both get sent home, missing Tuesday's match against Denmark
The England stars’ meeting with Nadia and Lara has seen them both get sent home, missing Tuesday’s match against Denmark

Gareth Southgate announced on Monday that the pair had been sent home, missing training for the National League match against Denmark on Tuesday.

“Unfortunately this morning it was brought to my attention that the two boys have broken the COVID guidelines in terms of our secure bubble – had to decide they couldn’t have interaction with the rest of the team,” the England boss told the press.

The girls also shared footage from the hotel room with Foden and Greenwood
The girls also shared footage from the hotel room with Foden and Greenwood

“Nothing has happened in the areas we occupy in the hotel. We are still getting the depths of the information. Still getting to grips with the detail. We have spent such a long time getting measures in place and the whole squad followed that to the letter.

“I’m not going into any more details until I’m clear of everything. No-one from outside the hotel has been into the areas we occupy.

Lara said 'we were all young and stupid and we all make mistakes'
Lara said ‘we were all young and stupid and we all make mistakes’

“We are very clear that no other members of our party have been in contact with the two players – couldn’t join us for breakfast or training. It is a very serious situation and we have treated it that way.

“I think at the moment I’m trying to take a lot of information in. Obviously they have been naive, we have dealt with it appropriately. I recognise their age but the whole world is dealing with this pandemic.

Mason Greenwood was spotted on film

“I’m a father with children, young adults, I know people get things wrong. I’m not excusing that in this instance.”

Foden, who scored eight goals for City in the last campaign, was the subject of a furious statement by his club.

The blue side of Manchester wrote: “It is clear that Phil’s actions were totally inappropriate.

“His behaviour not only directly contravenes strict guidelines related to Covid-19, but also falls well below the standard expected of a Manchester City player and England international.

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“The club supports the FA regarding this incident, and officials from the club are now in touch in relation to Phil’s enforced early return to the UK.”

United have been more reserve with Greenwood, who formed part of a lethal trio with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford last season.

“Manchester United are liaising with the Football Association and are disappointed with the actions of Mason Greenwood ver this situation,” they said.


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