Phil Foden has been arguably one of City’s best players over the past couple of years. He has earned Guardiola’s trust and has seen himself rise through the ranks to become one of City’s finest. Proof of his quality is clearly shown in the Premier League’s Young Player of the season award. A feat which he has achieved twice in a row.
It only gets better for Phil Foden and Man City as the player is coming close to signing a long-term contract extension that will see him get a massive wage increase. A lot more can be said about how well deserved it is for him to attract such favour from the club.
In a recent chat with the 22 year old, he stated the important role that Guardiola has played in keeping his team together.
“He’s really good at bringing everyone together. We have a big squad and everyone has to be ready. You see that all year, everyone has to be ready to step up. Sticking together is so important and that’s why we win a lot of trophies.”
When Foden was asked about City’s final day win against Aston Villa last season, he said:
“I believe it’s better to win like that, the Aguero moment where I was in the stands is the same. Playing and living through a game like that is special to me and I think it felt better to win that game the way we did it…”
Phil Foden: “I’ve not watched the game [ManCity 3-2 Aston Villa] back yet. Maybe in the future I’ll watch these games back and realise how well we’ve done, winning the trophies we have and been there as a team.”
Phil Foden on his son: “Every opportunity I have I bring Ronnie in. Hopefully he can be a footballer as well. Kyle [Walker] is close to me and they [Ronnie and Kyle] have a great bond. Kyle and Jack [Grealish] come round to my house – he loves the lads a lot.”