Phil Foden thrilled with comparisons to Andres Iniesta

Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden is thrilled to be compared with Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta

The 18-year-old played a starring role in Tuesday night’s 3-0 win over Oxford United in the Carabao Cup.

Foden had a part in both of the first two goals before getting his own name on the scoresheet late on with his maiden senior goal.

Oxford boss Karl Robinson later compared the teenager to Iniesta, which his City counterpart Pep Guardiola tried to play down.

But the “Stockport Iniesta” is pleased with the comparisons and his new nickname.

“I’m happy with that but come on – Iniesta is on a different planet!” said Foden, according to the Daily Mail.

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“For them to call me that is massive, it means a lot. I’ll just keep getting these cup games and run-outs whenever I can and hopefully I can start a lot more games one day.

“There’s no need to rush. Pep knows what he’s doing and I’ll play at the right time. He’s good at bringing youth players through, he’s done it in his career before so just be patient, I’m still young and I’m still learning.”

 

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