Kevin De Bruyne has asserted that his young English teammate Phil Foden is one of the best young talents in the game of football.
Phil Foden: The Young English Lad
Phil Foden is a professional English footballer who plays for the Manchester City Football Club and the England national team. At a young age, he could showcase his potential in the game. At four, he had joined City and gradually rose through the ranks, making it to the main squad.
At the under-17 World Cup in 2017, he won the golden ball award, after which he came into the limelight. As a teenager, Pep Guardiola promoted him to the first team. The Man City boss nurtured him with the possibility of sending him out for a loan or making him play. However, he stayed growing into a matured lad who can influence the game to his terms.
Ronnie, as his close friends call him, wears the 47 number jersey for country and club as a tribute to his late grandfather Ronnie. Foden possesses a unique flair with his feet. He is very swift in the ball’s movement while running and can dribble through defenders smartly. His passing abilities are no less, as he can find empty spots where teammates yearn for a pass. He can play in the midfield and as a winger, which makes him an important asset for the Cityzens.
The young starlet also featured in the FIFA World Cup 2022, in Qatar. He played a crucial role in helping his team beat Senegal, the champions of Africa.
Key player to the three lions, Phil Foden, despite being very young, has bagged in many achievements. As the youngest player, he has been a recipient of a Premier League medal. He has won the prestigious English Premier League in Manchester’s Sky-Blue colours four times. Under the banner of the city, he has also won the FA Cup, two Community Shields, and four EFL Cups.
In the UEFA Champions league, the starlet has been a runner-up.
Ronnie has also won the World Cup in 2017 at the under-17 world cup championship.
The Golden ball award which is awarded to the highest scorer in the world cup, has the name of Phil Foden in the 2017 under-17 World Cup. The youngster played a key role in Leading England to glory. He has also won the PFA Young player of the year and Premier League Young Player of the season two times in 2021 and 2022.
Another notable recognition was the award of BBC Young Sports Personality of The Year in 2017.
Pep Guardiola’s Comments
Pep Guardiola, who has a reputation of being a renowned football coach and manager, has also words of praise for the English Lad. In his interview with Rio Ferdinand on Manchester City Tv, he claimed that Phil Foden is the most talented player he has ever seen. At 17, he is very talented and everyone can see it on the pitch, claimed Guardiola.
Predictions of the Future
The Belgian Star, Kevin De Bruyne, has great expectations and prospects for the young English star. He thinks with his talent, Foden, who is still very young, can achieve great things in the realm of football. He can be whatever he wants.
As a player, De Bruyne describes Foden as a young boy who is always running around the ball. He is always looking to make passes and help the team perform better.