Guardiola backs Foden to be important Man City player for next decade

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been heaping praise on Phil Foden after his scintillating display vs Burnley.

Foden shines as City win

Monday’s solitary Premier League clash pitted Manchester City against Burnley.

The Clarets have had a solid 2019/20 campaign, which meant they even had an outside chance of clinching a European place for next term.

However, as is so often the case when Sean Dyche and co. take on the Sky Blues, Burnley were completely dominated on Monday.

It took City 22 minutes to break the Clarets resistance, in the form of a superb strike from Phil Foden.

And after the opener, the floodgates well and truly opened. Riyad Mahrez doubled Man City’s lead 43 minutes in.

The Algerian was in on the action just minutes later as well, ensuring City went in at the break with a three-goal advantage.

Strikes from David Silva and Foden in the second 45 then ensured the Manchester powerhouse walked away with a resounding 5-0 victory.

Highlights: Manchester City 5-Burnley 0

Guardiola praises Foden

One of the stars of the show at the Etihad, as you are already probably aware, was Foden.

The 20-year-old had found his minutes somewhat limited earlier in the campaign, with England boss Gareth Southgate recently sending somewhat of a warning to the youngster over his playing time.

However, since the restart, Foden has been key for City. The versatile midfielder came on as a sub vs Arsenal in mid-week to score City’s third of the evening.

And he, of course, earned a brace at the Etihad on Monday.

Now, speaking post-Burnley Pep Guardiola has been praising the midfielder, with the Spaniard going as far as to claim that Foden will be an important player for the Citizens over the next decade:

“We cannot forget he is 20 years old [and that] he has to improve. 

“But he will be an important player for the next decade in this club.

“The minutes he has earned, he deserves it. Every minute he plays, it’s a joy to watch. His behaviour and his attitude [are excellent].

“It doesn’t matter if he doesn’t play. When he plays, he never plays bad. I think every time he plays with us, since he was promoted, he [has] played at a high level.”

Quotes via Goal.

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

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