Pep Guardiola has claimed Phil Foden can play in five different positions ahead of their Premier League clash with Southampton this weekend.
The 21-year-old is considered an elite young talent and is already a key player for Pep Guardiola’s side, playing his part in two of the club’s recent Premier League title victories.
Foden started in central midfield on Wednesday night in the Champions League, after coming off from the bench to close off a dramatic 6-3 victory over Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig.
It was reported by The Telegraph this week that Foden could be set for a positional change in Man City’s Premier League match against Southampton on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola has responded to the rumours and says finding a role for Phil Foden will never be an issue.
“Foden can play in five positions and in every position, he will play extraordinary because he is an extraordinary player,” Guardiola began.
“He couldn’t play in the Euro final cause of injury, a difficult injury, and he played against Leipzig for the first minutes after three training sessions. We are all here to help him.”
These Guardiola’s position claims on Phil Foden has prompt Plenty of Sky Blues to react on social media.
@GianniButtice— Seb Wassell 🏳️🌈 (@SebWassell) September 17, 2021
LW, RW, 8, 10, CF you'd have to presume.
LW , RW , CF , CM and CAM like Bernardo Silva— Godisthegreatest🦁 (@stacks4riches) September 17, 2021
He is generational, he can play cm wings false 9. Give him anything best youngster itl— ratio utd fans (@xCityFoden) September 17, 2021
LW, RW, False 9, Attacking Midfield, Central Midfield.— James (@JMC_OfficiaI) September 17, 2021