Michael Owen Has Compared Phil Foden To Real Madrid Legend Zinedine Zidane
Manchester City's upcoming talent Phil Foden has been compared to France's World Cup winner Zinedine Zidane and we're all scratching our heads in unison.
Foden, who lifted the under-17 World Cup with England, has made 23 appearances for The Blues this season, which has helped him secure a new long-term contact with the club.
Despite not starting a Premier League game this year, the midfielder has impressed manager Pep Guardiola in other competitions, coming on as a substitute on a number of occasions.
Earlier this month, Foden became City's youngest scorer in the Champions League, where they demolished Schalke 7-0.
And now, pundit Michael Owen has decided to make a huge comparisons between Foden and the 1998 Ballon d'Or winner Zinedine Zidane.
"It appears as though he has the ball on a string, its all in one movement," stated Owen before Foden took on Germany for the under-21's.
"He doesn't even look at the ball a lot of the time, he just runs with it."
"It's like the ball is on a string for him, he doesn't even have to look at it."- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 26, 2019
"He was born to be with the ball!" :raised_hands:
Michael Owen draws comparisons between Phil Foden and Zinedine Zidane... pic.twitter.com/f9AFeIWDae
Owen knew his comments were about to make headlines again by saying:
"I was going to mention a name then but it'll probably make headlines but Zinedine Zidane was exactly like that.
"When he used to run it was like the ball was in constant within his control. Most people run then push it, run then push it again.
"It all seems to be in one with him. I know he's a different type of player but it's like he was born to be with the ball. He's a lovely player, lovely to watch with lovely skills."
Foden certainly has the potential to become a superb player.
Will he be able to help England win the World Cup one day?
Let us know in the comments below.
Words by Joe Brown.