The English starlet scored a brace against Bristol City, putting his season back on course
Phil Foden was delighted to score two goals in the FA Cup against Bristol City after “one of the lowest parts of his career”.
Foden feels ‘100 percent fit’
City managed to ease past Bristol in the fifth round of the FA Cup, moving into the quarter-finals. A brace from Foden and a magnificent long-range strike from Kevin De Bruyne made it 3-0 for the Citizens.
After his double at Bristol City, Foden told ITV Sport: “I feel much better in my feet.
“I’m feeling 100 percent fit now and comfortable, so hopefully, I can come back into the team and help as much as possible.
“It’s been one of the lowest parts of my career, but everybody goes through them, and it’s how you react. The discomfort in my feet, not playing as much… I love to play football, and when I don’t, I’m a bit frustrated.”
Foden has been involved in 15 FA Cup goals in his last 18 matches in the competition (10 goals, five assists).
“I love to play football, and when I don’t, I’m a bit frustrated“
Pep Guardiola lauded Foden’s influence on the team, saying: “He’s dynamic, his rhythm, work ethic and quality.
“Football players have up and downs, and his career was always up, up, up. Phil has always had a high level.
“His impact has been amazing. When you work like he works, it always pays off.”
Foden thinks that the Citizens can rally and give it all till the end of the season. However, he felt the scoreline did not reflect how close the game was.
“I don’t think it was a 3-0 game, to be honest,” Foden added. “It was quite tight at times. They gave us a really big challenge, but in the end our quality has shone through.
“The last two games have been brilliant, and we look like we’re making a step forward. Hopefully, we can keep up this form now and finish the season strong.”