Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on Phil Foden after Manchester City’s stalemate against FC Porto.
The midfielder made two key passes in the game and supplied four accurate crosses in the game.
Unfortunately, Gabriel Jesus’ goal was ruled out through VAR. The Cityzens still clinched top spot in Group C with Foden putting on a fitting display in each of his Champions League starts.
Speaking to BT Sport, Guardiola acknowledged the 20-year-old’s quality and opened up the possibility of him being a more regular starter in his team.
“What a player, what a player,” he said when asked about Foden’s display. “His intensity and he always creates things. He was so good, I’m delighted with his performance.”
“I think a few players need rhythm, like Bernardo [Silva], Oleks [Zinchenko], Fernandinho and Joao,” he added. “I wanted to give them minutes for the rhythm. I have to know that I can trust the players. Now it is time to focus on the Premier League.”
“We played with huge personality, with courage. It’s not easy with eight [defensive] players in the box. They are so strong with the full-backs, they are so fast. Even with that, we created enough chances to win. This is the most important thing.”
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