Shola Ameobi was left blown away by the Phil Foden show on Saturday night as he led Manchester City to a 1-0 win against Newcastle United.
Speaking on City’s official YouTube channel, the pundit gave his input on the Englishman’s display against Eddie Howe’s side.
Unsurprisingly, Shola Ameobi was impressed by Manchester City boy wonder Phil Foden, who put in a statement performance against Newcastle United.
Shola Ameobi raves about Phil Foden after Manchester City beat Newcastle
Branded as ‘dangerous’ by Kieran Trippier after the contest, the 23-year-old ran rings around the Magpies.
The visitors simply could not lay a finger on the ‘Stockport Iniesta’ as he kept finding acres of spaces in the pockets, create chances and driving at their defence throughout the clash.
Newcastle legend Shola Ameobi applauded Phil Foden for his tremendous showing for Manchester City on the night.
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“Phil was a class act today. The amount of times he played the ball into for [Erling] Haaland…just fortunately for Newcastle, Haaland didn’t have his shooting boots on today.”
Short and sweet but the Magpies hero hit the nail on the head.
Phil Foden really has no ceiling
Shola Ameobi is spot on about the Manchester City attacker, who reminded his critics of why there has been such a clamour to play him in midfield against Newcastle.
So far in his career, the treble-winner has turned heads with his performances any and everywhere, be it on the flanks or as a false nine and that too at the highest level.
If Foden did not seem like enough of a special talent out of position, his masterclass against Newcastle reinforced that he really is cut from a different cloth.
Technically, tactically, decision-making, versatility, raw ability and consistency; Phil Foden ticks every single box.
With added responsibility on the decorated midfielder’s shoulders and still years away from his prime, there is no limit to how far he could go.