Thursday, August 18, 2022
HomeTop NewsPep Guardiola makes a strong Phil Foden claim when challenged for Lionel...

Pep Guardiola makes a strong Phil Foden claim when challenged for Lionel Messi comparison.

Published on

3,563FansLike
3,200FollowersFollow
1,200FollowersFollow

Pep Guardiola makes a strong Phil Foden claim when challenged for Lionel Messi comparison.

Pep Guardiola makes a strong Phil Foden claim when challenged for Lionel Messi comparison.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has described his comments about Phil Foden being ‘the most talented player he has ever seen’ in contrast with Lionel Messi.

Foden has had his greatest season yet for City, assisting them win the Premier League, the Carabao Cup, and reach the Champions League final.

Many are inclining the England international to go on and match one of the best players in the world.

Back in the summer of 2019, Guardiola seemed to allege that Foden is better than Barcelona legend Messi.

“He has everything to become one of the best players,” he said while Foden was sitting alongside him.

“I have said many times in press conferences, but maybe not said it in front of him, Phil is the most, most, most talented player I have ever seen in my career as a manager.

ALSO READ:

“His only problem is sometimes his manager doesn’t put him in the starting XI. Hopefully in the future that can improve.”

However, Guardiola has backtracked a little on that call, indicating that Messi is in particular at the top of the list, though he didn’t manage the Argentine until later in his career.

“Well, the best is Messi, first,” Guardiola told Rio Ferdinand in an interview for BT Sport.

“Second, I didn’t meet Leo Messi at 17-years-old like I met Phil (Foden), and that age, I’ve never seen a player with this potential.

“But you have to see it on the pitch and on the biggest stages.”

Guardiola also hailed Foden’s positive mindset and ability to forget his mistakes, maintaining those kinds of mental qualities can not be ignored.

“He’s comfortable. He loves to play,” the Spaniard added. “When this happens, you have to protect him. He’s a guy who makes mistakes but he’s forgotten (them).

“The most important part for a football player is the head.

“He’s forgotten in one instance, one second. He thinks about the next one. The game against Borussia Dortmund at home, he missed three chances.

“Do you know who scored? It was him. I had the feeling, he’s 20 years old.”

ALSO READ:
LIKE OUR: FACEBOOK PAGE                                               JOIN OUR: Telegram Group.
JOIN OUR: Facebook Group.                                             JOIN OUR: Telegram Channel.

Pep Guardiola makes a strong Phil Foden claim when challenged for Lionel Messi comparison

READ MORE

Click to connect!

Follow us on Twitter
https://www.facebook.com/sportsdias

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

popular

More like this

Europa League group stage draw: Who can play who? Key dates, teams involved as Manchester United and Arsenal discover fate

Manchester United and Arsenal will find out who their Europa League group stage opponents will be next week, as the race to Budapest gets underway.

The total points Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool can afford to drop in PL title contest based on last five Man City seasons

Liverpool have made a poor start to the Premier League, and there is little room for error.

Man Utd pinpoint ‘perfect’ keeper to rival David de Gea following Brentford disasterclass

Manchester United are interested in signing Everton goalkeeper Asmir Begovic as their No. 2 after identifying the Bosnian stopper as the 'perfect' backup to David de Gea.

Erik ten Hag calls up 40-goal Manchester United academy striker to first team training

Erik ten Hag has called up Charlie McNeill to the first team, and the young striker was photographed in training on Wednesday.