Pep Guardiola explains what Man City’s Phil Foden must do to become an exceptional player

Pep Guardiola has recently explained how Manchester City’s Phil Foden can improve his game.

Phil Foden impressing

Phil Foden has enjoyed a sensational 2020/21 campaign to date

Previous seasons had seen Pep Guardiola limit the youngster’s minutes, especially in big games.

However, recent months have seen the 20-year-old establish himself as a crucial member of Man City’s attack.

All told, Foden has notched 11 goals and six assists in 33 outings across all competitions this term, including a superb showing in the Premier League en route to a 4-1 drubbing of Liverpool, in which Foden provided one goal and one assist.

Guardiola on Foden

Despite having an excellent season so far, Pep Guardiola seemingly believes there is much more to come from the England international.

Speaking recently, the Spaniard explained how Foden, who he labelled a top player, can become an exceptional one.

And to do this, Guardiola stated that Foden must stop playing football in one rhythm and instead combine different rhythms:

“He is a top, top player but still he is playing football in one rhythm and he has to combine different rhythms to be an exceptional player.

“He makes all the actions in one explosion. When you play in the middle you have to be more calm. Maybe it’s because he’s 20, he has incredible energy to do everything.

Guardiola added:

“It doesn’t mean he’s going to change now. That comes with time and seasons… Every player at 28 is better than at 20 but he has the desire, he loves the club and I am pretty sure he will. If there’s one player that can do it he is the one.”

Quotes via the Independent.

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