Phil Foden Voices His Frustration For Lack Of Playing Time At Manchester City
Phil Foden has opened up about his fierce desire to prove to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola that he should play him more this season.
The City starlet, 19, has clocked in ten minutes for the Premier League champions this season, despite turning down the chance to head out on loan to Roma or Rangers this summer.
But Foden has admitted that he is working hard in training "every day" in the hopes of proving his worth to the ex-Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager.
"He has his own opinions and I stick by how I am," he told the Daily Mail.
"I just know that I'm ready to play. I feel like I am. I try to show him every day in training.
"There is a bit of teammates telling me to be patient but obviously I'm hungry and want to play now.
"I'm going to fight for it every day. I'm ready to play whenever."
The Stockport-born starlet, who has not been capped for England at senior level, was in action for the England Under-21s in their 3-2 victory over Turkey on Friday night.
Foden put on a strong showing as he picked out Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah to score for the Young Lions.
And the City player hilariously poked fun at the idea of Guardiola not watching him in action.
"It will be nice if Pep watched the Turkey game, but maybe he's taken a little holiday to play golf or something! I wouldn't blame him," he explained.
"It's massively important to start with a win. It gives your team a boost; when you don't get off to a good start sometimes it can affect you.
"It's going to take a couple of games. We can already see the potential that the group has and we are only going in the right direction."
City star David Silva has previously said that he sees Foden as the man to step up and replace him at the club once he leaves.
And Guardiola also rates Foden quite highly as he insisted that the youngster is the "most talented player I have ever seen."
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