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Premier League: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola not stunned by Phil Foden’s return to type

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India Today Sports Desk

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is not stunned to see Phil Foden get again into type after combating an ankle damage. Foden scored the opening purpose for City of their 2-0 win over Newcastle United.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 5, 2023 11:21 IST

Foden scored the opening purpose in City’s win over Newcastle (Courtesy: Reuters)

By India Today Sports Desk: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is not stunned to see Phil Foden make a return to type because the England worldwide scored the opening purpose towards Newcastle United on Saturday.

Foden scored a pleasant purpose to offer City the lead within the first half earlier than Bernardo Silva wrapped issues within the 67th minute to seal all three factors for Guardiola’s facet.

The 22-year-old has been out and in of the facet as he struggled with an ankle challenge and Guardiola, as quoted by Reuters, stated Foden lacked confidence upon his return.

The Spanish tactician advised his participant to just accept the wrestle and return to his rules. Guardiola additionally stated that he was assured that Foden would get again to type and wasn’t fearful concerning the dangerous moments.

“(I told him) it was important to accept it, the struggle with his ankle, accept it,” Guardiola advised a information convention.

“That’s the most important thing. Don’t blame the opponent, don’t blame the manager or the club or the mates or whatever. Accept: I can do better. Come back to your principles and step by step you will be back.”

“What happened with Phil was completely, completely normal,” the Spaniard added. “I said, the bad moments, these too shall pass. It’s always like that.”

Guardiola additionally praised Foden, as quoted by BBC Sport, for his dedication with out the ball and the aggression he confirmed to enter the field to attain his purpose.

“His commitment without the ball, both him and Jack [Grealish]… Of course, it was a deflected goal but the aggression to go in is something we’ve missed a little bit this season. Now it is what we need to feel.”

“In these positions, in that part of the goal, you have to be aggressive like he was for the goal,” stated Guardiola.

City presently are second within the Premier League desk and path Arsenal by 5 factors.

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Mar 5, 2023