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‘Foden can be one of the world’s best if he wants to’ says De Bruyne

Sat 21 November 2020 | 14:52

Foden has impressed De Brunye and Brunye believes if he uses all his abilities he can become one of the global elites.

Kevin De Bruyne


Manchester City

’s midfielder, claims that

Phil Foden

can be “one of the best players in the world if he wants to”.

The 20-year-old player is building his name under the auspices of the Etihad Stadium academy.

Since he was the inspiration for


's glory in U17 world cup in 2017, he is expected to perform his best.

Foden has played 84 games for Manchester City and has become one of the senior players in the national team.

De Brunye believes that his young colleague can achieve anything he thinks.

“He's doing really well, Phil,” De Bruyne told ESPN


““He's playing really well, he's evolving, so he needs to keep doing that. In a couple of years, if he goes the right way, he'll become one of the best players in the world if he wants to.He's been with us for three, four years. He's still a young man, but he's playing regularly.”

Ex-Blues captain Paul Power considers that to be a major positive, telling the club’s official website: “I remember during my City career, I played in the semi-final of the League Cup in 1976 we went to Middlesbrough and I think 10 of the 11 starting players that night were all local Manchester lads. The only one not from the Manchester region was Asa Hartford.

“Now those days are gone of course, but I did feel in recent years we had maybe lost a little bit of that 'Manc'. But I do think Phil has helped put the 'Manc' back into Manchester City, which I’m delighted to see.”

source: SportMob