‘Messi regen’: Some Man City fans react as Pep Guardiola Makes Phil Foden Comparison With Barcelona Legend

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Pep Guardiola has made yet another staggering comparison between rising Manchester City star Phil Foden, and Barcelona legend and overall football icon Lionel Messi.

Foden, 20, has had a stellar season for Manchester City, winning the Premier League, the Carabao Cup and potentially the Champions League.

The left-footed attacker has 16 goals and 10 assists in 49 games across all competitions this year.

Back in the summer of 2019, Guardiola appeared to claim that Foden is better than Barcelona legend Messi.

“He has everything to become one of the best players,” he said while Foden was sitting alongside him.

“I have said many times in press conferences, but maybe not said it in front of him, Phil is the most, most, most talented player I have ever seen in my career as a manager.

When asked by Rio Ferdinand what he meant by this, given the fact he has trained the likes of Lionel Messi, Guardiola responded, “Well, the best is Messi, first.”

“Second, I didn’t meet Leo Messi at 17 years-old when I met Phil (Foden), and that age, I’ve never seen a player with this potential. But you have to see it on the pitch and on the biggest stages.”

In response to these Guardiola’s comments on Phil Foden, Plenty of Sky Blues took to the social media to express their thoughts and opinions.

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