Phil Foden enjoying the game at the Etihad

 

England and Manchester city midfielder Phil Foden says he is totally at home at the Etihad and would love to spend his entire career with the Citizens.

Foden, 20, graduated from City’s youth set-up, playing his 100th senior game in the 5-0 win at West Brom in January.

“I can only see myself playing for Manchester City, considering how much I’ve supported them from a young age,” Foden told Football Focus.

“It always helps when you play for a club you support.”

Stockport-born Foden, who joined City at under-nine level, made his name by winning the Golden Ball as he helped England to victory at the Under-17 World Cup in October 2017.

Within a month, he had made history as City’s youngest player in European competition when, aged 17 years and 177 days, he came on as a substitute against Feyenoord in the Champions League.

Since then, he has played a part in two Premier League title campaigns on his way to a century of appearances for the club, as well as featuring in two of the three EFL Cup finals that City have won under manager Pep Guardiola.

“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,” added Foden in a chat with BBC sports.

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Interestingly Foden is also enjoying his best season in front of goal, having scored nine times in 27 appearances in all competitions for City. Goals in back-to-back wins over Wolves and Bournemouth early in the campaign helped build confidence, and he also feels he is benefiting from a change of role.

 

 

 

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