Manchester City star Phil Foden reveals he got ‘pinched’ during club breakthrough – Player admits key inspirational figure
The England international was brought into the first-team roster by manager Pep Guardiola in 2017 after his impressive performances for the club’s academy.
After a series of eye-catching performances during City’s pre-season tour in 2017, the 21-year-old made his Champions League and Premier League debut in the same year, as his progress continued alongside some of the best footballers in the world.
Four years after breaking onto the scene, Foden, who has three Premier League medals in his record during his young career, is set to start for his country in the Three Lions heavyweight clash against Germany on Tuesday. evening.
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After being carefully managed by club staff in his first seasons in the first team, Foden has made 51 Premier League appearances since the start of the 2019/20 campaign and has established himself as one of the best selling points league offensives.
“When I first entered the first team it took a bit of getting used to – I admired the players, I was a fan of theirs, but I understood that I had to train as hard as possible.. “
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The U-17 World Cup winner has often drawn comparisons to City legend David Silva, who bid farewell to Etihad loyalists in 2019, after ten seasons in Manchester.
He added: “I just try to enjoy it every day as much as I can. There were a lot of influences, like Vincent Kompany, who was a fantastic captain on and off the pitch, but David Silva was probably someone who inspired me the most.. “
Despite City’s continued pursuit of Foden’s English teammates Jack Grealish and Harry Kane, there is no doubt that the academy graduate himself has all the makings of a City legend.
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