In Manchester City’s 4-0 victory over ZL United, their “eyes” De Bruyne did not play, but this did not hinder the Blue Moon’s championship plan against the Red Army, and at the same time, they fought Real Madrid again for them Be prepared. Phil Foden, who provided 2 assists and participated in 1 goal, contributed greatly and was praised by coach Guardiola.
The 21-year-old England player, who scored 13 goals and provided nine assists for Manchester City, bravely took on set-piece duties in the absence of De Bruyne, a responsibility Guardiola claims he likes. The Spaniard said: “For him, responsibility has never been a problem. In bigger games, in bigger stages, in bigger scenes, he doesn’t have any problems, he likes to play big. Games, it’s definitely good for him. He’s still young and hopefully he can stay here for the rest of his career.”
In the first-leg match against Real Madrid, Guardiola arranged for Foden and De Bruyne to play at the same time, and said it was easy to find a place for Phil Foden because he could play anywhere. In the game with Leeds United, Foden was placed in the No. 10 position. Guardiola also said that when he is fully mature, this will be his best position.
Guardiola said: “I think he can play all five positions up front – winger on both sides, one or two strikers, attacking midfielder – he can play all positions. And over time , he will be more capable of playing well in the middle.”
“He’s still doing all his moves at high speed, but there are times when you have to slow down or stop. He’s full of youthful energy now, so maybe the winger position is more suitable for him.”
“But I’m pretty sure he can play as a No. 10 because when I saw him at the youth academy at 15, 16, he was playing in De Bruyne’s position and he was playing really well, Doing everything very fast. I always talk to him about David Silva, sometimes David Silva slows himself down to add some rhythm to the attack. Foden’s rhythm is always Full. But it’s not a question, it’s just a question of when, because there’s no doubt he can do it.”
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