If you didn’t think Phil Foden was world class before, we’re pretty sure his performance against PSG will have changed your mind.
The Man City playmaker ran the show as Pep Guardiola’s men progressed to their first-ever Champions League final with an aggregate 4-1 victory over PSG on Tuesday night.
Foden, who is still only 20, caused all kinds of trouble for PSG throughout the game.
After Riyad Mahrez scored the opener in the first half, Foden caught the Algerian for his second with a sublime performance after teaming up with Kevin De Bruyne to pass City.
Moments later, the young electric expertly controlled the ball before rushing forward and pulling a thunderous effort out of the post.
And his England teammate Declan Rice couldn’t hide his admiration for the 20-year-old.
“Foden is very, very special,” Rice said on Twitter.
With his help, Foden also became the first Man City player to score more than ten goals and assists this season.
The so-called ‘Stockport Iniesta’ are playing themselves in a starting spot at Euro 2020 – especially since they are currently keeping Raheem Sterling out of City’s XI.
Former Man City winger Trevor Sinclair, like all of us, was amazed by this performance.
He told talkSPORT in a comment: “I realized what Man City had done in that second half. Their game management was superb.
“In the middle of the second half they were so confident that they were going to keep the sheets clean that they started setting traps, giving PSG extra bodies and then the counterattack like us. have seen Phil Foden showing incredible maturity.
“Once they have that opportunity to counterattack, they go like lightning and they end up with goals.
“That’s where Mahrez’s second goal came from. They let PSG go wrong on their side and then as soon as the ball was returned they attacked them at a serious pace.
“Phil Foden’s maturity this season and in this game has shone. An incredible performance from everyone involved.
Man United icon Rio Ferdinand also praised Foden after the victory, declaring him the ‘best young player’ in world football when speaking to BT Sport.
“I would say Phil Foden is the best young player in the world right now,” he said.
“On the form, I think he is.