Manchester City are edging closer to their Premier League title.
The Cityzens are 11 points clear at the top with five games left after their 2-1 comeback win at Aston Villa on Wednesday.
Phil Foden scored 14 goals for Pep Guardiola’s side this campaign and also scored in City’s comeback win over Aston Villa.
“I’ve known him about five years, since he was a little boy and he’s showed his quality, no doubt about that,” Fernandinho said.
“He’s matured and is taking the actions better, again he scored today and he’s been awesome.
“I’m so pleased and happy for him because he’s a nice boy and deserves the best.”
John Stones will miss the Carabao Cup final as he was suspended in the Villa game for his harsh tackle on Jacob Ramsey.
“He’s helped us in different situations this season, scoring goals, defending well, keeping the ball, you can name so many ways he’s helped us this season,” Fernandinho said.
“We will miss him on Sunday but I am pleased for him overall because he’s been one of the best players so far for us this season.”