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Man City fans are convinced they know who their next captain will be after footage from Leipzig win emerges

Chris Byfield

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Man City fans are convinced they know who their next captain will be after footage from Leipzig win emerges

Manchester City fans are convinced they know who their next captain will be.

On Tuesday Champions League holders City beat RB Leipzig 3-2 at the Etihad after a stunning second-half comeback that secured Pep Guardiola’s side top spot in Group G.

RB Leipzig took a two-goal lead inside 40 minutes, courtesy of Lois Openda, to leave the Germans just one goal away from usurping City at the group’s summit.

However, Phil Foden inspired City to victory in the second half, setting up Erling Haaland before scoring the equaliser with 20 minutes to go.

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The England international also played a part in the winner as Julian Alvarez finished off a flowing move that involved 18 passes.

Foden’s influence on the ball was clear for all City fans to see, however, a clip of the 23-year-old interacting with his teammates while defending a corner has convinced fans on social media that he is likely to one day inherit the captaincy for his boyhood club.

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Foden was filmed discussing tactics with midfielder Bernardo Silva and directing young defender Rico Lewis and midfield maestro Rodri.

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As can be seen in the above video, he was also seen speaking and gesticulating to striker Haaland.

Commenting on the video one person said on Reddit: “Will definitely be a future captain… His season will probably go under the radar by the people Who only look at stats and stuff but he is by far the most consistent player in England and City.”

A second wrote: “Foden will lead us one day. We all know it. The question is when not if.”

A third added: “That's normal for a team full of leaders. Foden has shown maturity for his age.”

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A fourth said: “My (future) captain”, while a fifth person added: “Lmao Bernardo raising his hand to ask a question.”

After the game, Foden told TNT Sports the first-half performance was the "worst I've seen us".

He added: "Motivation and courage turned it around. This team has great mentality.

"We just needed that [first] goal to get going. Even the fans were a lot louder after the goal. Once the first went in the motivation was there.

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"We've got a great record at the Etihad and it only takes one goal to change things."

Asked about his goal Foden continued: "I've been rushing a few chances but I passed it through the guy's legs. Fortunately, it went in."

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Champions League, Football, Manchester City, Phil Foden, Fan Reactions

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