Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola lavished praise on to Phil Foden after his starring role in his side’s 1-0 win against Newcastle United.
As relayed by City’s official website, the Catalan tactician was quizzed about the Englishman’s performance in a more central role against Eddie Howe’s side.
It’s safe to say that Pep Guardiola was impressed by the Phil Foden masterclass as Manchester City beat Newcastle United on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola raves about Phil Foden after Manchester City beat Newcastle
Branded as ‘dangerous’ by Kieran Trippier after the game, the 23-year-old’s was a class act in midfield, as he toyed around with Eddie Howe’s side from minute one.
Somehow ghosting in free pockets, Foden was a nuisance on the half-turn, creating chances out of thin air, beating defenders, showcasing his wondrous technical ability and assisting Alvarez’s winner.
Pep Guardiola lauded Phil Foden, who stole the headlines as Manchester City defeated Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium.
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“Phil can play all the positions in the forward areas. He has incredible ability between the lines, the way he turns and attacks the last line.”
Pep Guardiola continued to praise him after Manchester City got the all-important three points against Newcastle, saying, “It’s one of the best I have ever seen. Every control, he knows exactly how to attack the goal. He doesn’t need two or three touches to be in the right position to attack the goal.”
“Phil, I know how good he can play in that position, as a striker, right-winger, left-winger. I am happy because I have the feeling he is coming back.”
It was not to be taken aback by Foden’s showing as he finally proved why there has been such a clamour to deploy him in his natural position in midfield.
Stepping into Kevin De Bruyne’s heavy shoes, Manchester City’s boy wonder looked like the natural heir to his throne once he calls it a day.