Pep Guardiola Reveals Foden’s Unbelievable Quality, Ignores His Goals

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was delighted with the development of Phil Foden and claimed that apart from scoring goals, the Englishman man has some unbelievable qualities that set him apart from the rest of his mates.

Phil Foden vs Bournemouth

Phil was again the man who made sure the Cityzens left Vitality Stadium with all three points after scoring the lone goal of their match against Bournemouth. The England international put the ball in the back of the net at the 24 minutes and they managed to avoid conceding as they endured a difficult second half.

Meanwhile, to Pep Guardiola, the goal was important but not as much as the display of Phil Foden who bossed the midfield with his control of the ball.

Foden has on different occasions stated that he preferred to play at the central midfield rather than the left winger where Guardiola played him since he was promoted to the senior team.

Guardiola had believed that Foden wouldn’t be able to play the central midfield role to his satisfaction and that he still needed time to find all of the qualities needed to play there. However, his performance this season, particularly against Bournemouth was fantastic.

Speaking after the match, the City manager said Foden is now a world-class player unlike a few years ago when he was just a little boy with a lot of football potential.

“Forget about the goals, of course they are important,” said Guardiola. “Do you know how he played, how he controlled and accelerated?

“He has already become a top-class football player. Before he was a little boy with good actions and now he is a world-class top player. He’s so good. He can play everywhere but especially in central positions he is really, really, really good.

Manchester City are now a point behind the league leader, Liverpool, and a point above Arsenal who sit in third position.

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