‘He is the best player in the Premier League’: Pep Guardiola heaps praise on Manchester City star

After beating Manchester United 3-1 in the Premier League on Sunday, Manchester City now turn their attention back to the Champions League as they prepare to host FC Copenhagen on Wednesday. 

The Sky Blues head into the second leg with a 3-1 lead and are clear favourites to make it into the quarter-finals. Back Man City to win 2-0 at 6/1 with bet365.

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Pep Guardiola praises Manchester City star

Before facing FC Copenhagen, Pep Guardiola hailed Phil Foden as the best player in the Premier League after he scored twice against bitter rivals, Manchester United.

Foden has now netted 17 goals in all competitions for Man City this season, his most ever in a single campaign. Moreover, the only Premier League players to score more non-penalty goals than Foden this season are Erling Haaland (22) and Ollie Watkins (21).

On Foden, Pep Guardiola said: “He is the best player in the Premier League.

“It is the amount of games he is playing. He was always a talented player, but now he is more mature and understands more the game, especially defensively. He’s unbelievable. Winning games is when you become a world-class player.

“When he scores two goals, that gives me more pleasure than the other stuff [defensive work]. But the guy who doesn’t do that is not allowed to stay in this team.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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