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Manchester City fans are raving about Phil Foden and have been wishing he had more playing time for a while. Foden had started just two games in 11 for the Cityzens, before the demolition of Chelsea at the weekend. It was a sore point for the player who expressed his desire to play more soccer.
Pep Guardiola granted the player his wish at Stamford Bridge and he was outstanding. Foden scored the City’s second of the afternoon with a clean and skillful finish. When he was substituted near the end of the game, his manager hugged him and then told him Sky sports that “I just told him I was so proud of him, he’s going to be a superstar for England.”
? “I’m so proud. He can play up front in all four positions and he scored a fantastic goal ”.
Pep Guardiola reacts to today’s game and explains what he said to Phil Foden when he left the field.
See the reaction to Man City’s win at Stamford Bridge on Sky Sports PL? pic.twitter.com/QdqwcFksmj
– Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 3, 2021
At the Sky Sports studio, Micah Richards, Graeme Souness, and Roy Keane went lyrical for Foden. The trio feel they are absolutely ready and can understand their frustrations at not playing more regularly. Roy Keane said: “If he plays like this and he’s not on the team on Wednesday, then I’d have something to say if it was him.”
Similarly, Richards said: “He’s so good, he brings a lot to a game. When he plays, you know he’s been involved. But I feel like if he makes a mistake, he’s off the team. “
– City of Man Xtra (@City_Xtra) January 3, 2021
To complement Kevin De Bruyne’s brilliance, Foden has to play Manchester United tomorrow in the League Cup. The pair combined for City’s second goal and are both in pick form. Let’s see if Pep agrees.