Foden reminded Guardiola of his precocious talent with a stunning cameo to inspire City to a late 1-0 win in the quarter final, first leg. Foden went on as a substitute and produced a moment of brilliance to set-up the winning goal for Kevin De Bruyne.
After being forced to retire late last year, Aguero can regularly be seen on his Twitch stream, where he will often discuss football matters alongside his gaming. This week, the Argentine reflected on City’s win over Atletico as he questioned the ‘issue’ stopping Guardiola from playing Foden more.
“As always, my favourite player changed the game: Phil Foden,” Aguero said on TyC. “I don’t know what the issue is like, but Pep, put him on the pitch a little more. Now that I don’t play anymore, I can say it!
“The kid tears it up, I told you. One day you asked me who I liked and I told you Foden.”
These Aguero’s comments were shared on Twitter by City Xtra and it attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters.
“One legend to a future legend. Love is real 💙.”
“Foden with 11/12 Aguero would’ve been ‘different gravy’.”
“Aguero knows ball.”
“Foden will become a wonder.”
“Imagine getting to know and play alongside your childhood hero.”
“Sergio absolutely loves Foden.”
“strangest bromance ever but i love it.”
“I can just imagine how GREAT it must feel to first of all, get to play with your childhood hero and then hear plenty of praises from him aswell. Foden& Agüero 💙💙”