Gary Lineker reacts as Pep Guardiola heaps praises on Phil Foden
Foden has played 36 times for the Premier League champions since making his debut in 2017 after progressing through City’s academy, and manager Pep Guardiola believes he has all it takes to become one of the best players in the world, as he is the most talented player he has seen since he became a manager more than a decade ago.
“He has everything to become one of the best players,” Guardiola said.
“I have said many times in press conferences, but maybe not said it in front of him, Phil is the most, most, most talented player I have ever seen in my career as a manager.
“His only problem is sometimes his manager doesn’t put him in the starting XI. Hopefully in the future that can improve.”
“Phil Foden is the most, most, most talented player I have ever seen in my career.”
Big praise from the boss. pic.twitter.com/C6gD0xSTDy
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 26, 2019
Those are huge praises coming from the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss who has managed plenty of top players, including the likes of Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 26, 2019
Foden would have been blown away by Guardiola’s praises, and while he is truly an exceptional player, he will be looking forward to proving the Catalan boss right going forward.