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Guardiola handled Foden brilliantly - Pearce

Thu 06 May 2021 | 12:29

Pearce believes that Foden was able to prove himself well at City and gain a place in the team.

Stuart Pearce believes that Pep Guardiola has received the best result from his patience with Phil Foden.

Foden has always been considered one of England's most promising players, and four years ago he shone at the Under-17 World Cup. However, under Guardiola, he did not have much time and had only been in the starting line-up 12 times before this season. His absence caused rumors of a possible loan move away from

City

, but the talented English midfielder preferred to stay at Etihad Stadium. He has been one of City's key players this season, scoring 14 goals and 10 assists, and Pearce has praised Guardiola's patience with him.

"Pep [Guardiola] was the only one who was patient [with Foden]," former City boss Pearce told Stats Perform News.

"When everyone in the media was fluttering around and wants him to go out on loan and making statements about what's best for Phil Foden, the only two that really mattered in this whole scenario was the manager and Phil Foden.

"Phil's had to be a little bit patient, but we're seeing the rewards now, he's been absolutely sensational.

"He's a regular starter for Manchester City, he's got the trust of the manager and he's had to work for that. I don't think that's a bad thing to be honest with you, the manager's handled Phil Foden brilliantly well."

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