Phil Foden looked set to inherit David Silva’s central midfield throne in Manchester City when the Spaniard left the club last year, but the 21-year-old is playing a completely different role this season.
Returning to a wide forward position at Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, Foden fired his second top-flight double to give his side a 4-1 victory, leading them to three goals in the Premier League this season. Became City’s top scorer. .
Going further, no player in the city has scored more than 20 Foden goals in all competitions since the start of last season.
Foden is still able to perform well as a central midfield playmaker, as he proved earlier this month by impressing for England in a position against Andorra, but it looks like City For he can have a greater impact on a large scale.
“I’m enjoying this (new position). I can go deeper and get the ball and pick up the pass,” Foden told the BBC after his double against Brighton. This is a new character for me and I can say that I am really enjoying it.
“It changes game to game. Sometimes I stay higher than usual, but this game goes from person to person, so I went a little deeper and I thought we used the extra man well. “
City coach Pep Guardiola has been criticized for his poor use of food in the early years of his youth career, and once again refrained from praising the midfielder forward.
Guardiola said he could play a left winger who is in a good position and a right winger who is in a good position for him.
“Phil is a player who can play in a variety of positions but especially at the front because he has quality and accuracy. He has had many scoring opportunities in recent games but he is young and will continue to improve.”
However, Guardiola is managing the food, the price is well paid. Foden proved a handful as City unfortunately failed to score all three points in a 2-2 draw at Liverpool earlier this month and was one of the standout performers as his side won at Chelsea in late September. Was dominant
Its ability to create possibilities from the outside is also intact. Foden has two assists in his last two games in all competitions – form that ensures he remains a key figure for the club and the country.