Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden has said he sees his future at City – and City alone. Speaking ahead of the blues clash with Liverpool, City fan Foden say he can only see himself playing for the blues.
“I can only see myself playing for Manchester City, considering how much I’ve supported them from a young age. It always helps when you play for a club you support.”
Foden was just 11 and a ball boy at City when Sergio Aguero’s last minute goal at home to QPR won the Premier League for the blues, and the Stockport born midfielder went on to achieve what every youngster dreams of doing and playing alongside their hero.
And the City star has now clocked up over one hundred appearances for City since making his Premier League debut for the blues in a 4-1 against Spurs in 2017. “When I was younger, it was a dream to play for the club, so never did I think I would make it to 100 appearances so early,” said Foden, who completed his century of games in the 5-0 win at West Brom in January and has now become an integral part of the City set-up.
The Stockport Iniesta has also scored 9 goals in 27 appearances in all competitions for City, and it was his goal in the FA Cup tie at Cheltenham that sparked City’s comeback and secure progression with a 3-1 win.
“I wouldn’t say I’m doing anything different this season, just playing more of an attacking role,” he said about his goal-scoring feats. “In previous years, I’ve played in the middle. Now I’m out wide and you always get confidence when you score in back-to-back games.
“Sometimes you get lucky when chances fall to you. I just enjoy scoring goals and that’s what I wanted to add to my game.”
Foden was speaking to BBC Football Focus ahead of the blues Premier League match at Liverpool on Sunday.