Citizens midfielder Phil Foden feels undeserved of his ‘Stockport Iniesta’ moniker as the great Barcelona man he is likened to was too good.
What did Phil Foden say?
Phil Foden has drawn comparisons to the World Cup-winning midfielder since the player stepped out of the famous academy system at the Etihad Stadium and onto the senior stage. Now the English midfielder is a household name in his own right as a Premier League title holder and an integral part of the Three Lions setup, but Phil Foden remains reluctant to fit into the Camp Nou legend-like talent bracket.
The England midfielder spoke of the moniker given to him by adoring Manchester City supporters, which is a nice compliment, but he has no idea why. According to Phil Foden, Andres Iniesta was too good.
Phil is now gearing up for the World Cup glory kick that Andres savored with Spain in 2010 and is reflecting on the disappointment of seeing an untimely injury rob his chance of making it to England in the Euro 2020 final.
Phil Foden added that he was just coming from practice and someone passed the ball to him and he decided to make a stupid touch and got on his foot. Foden felt a crack in his upper leg and was unable to walk. He knew right away. The Englishman says that the whole world was watching, talking about the final, and now he got injured just before probably the biggest game of his life.
What’s next for Phil Foden?
Despite missing out on defeat to Italy at the European Championship, the England international continues to play for club and country and has seven goals and three assists for the Citizens to his name in 2022-23, ahead of Gareth Southgate to name his last line-up of 26 for the World Cup final in Qatar.