Manchester City striker Phi Foden has confirmed he will miss another three to four weeks of action because of his foot injury.
The talented forward picked up an injury just before
's Euro 2020 final, ruling him out of the defeat to
The injury means the 21-year-old is set to missMan City
’s first three league games againstTottenham
He will also miss England’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers against
between September 2 and 8.
Speaking withSky Sports News
, Foden said he is aiming to be fit by September to help his side in their Premier League title defense.
"Hopefully I can get back playing with him and enjoy my football. It's still a little bit sore [the foot]. It was such a shame to do it before the Euro final, but I'm working hard in the gym. Hopefully it flies by and I can get back on the pitch,"
Foden could make his City return for a match againstLeicester City
on September 11 and link up with new team-mate
"We are close, when I first went to England we just got on really well on and off the pitch. I'm really happy he's signed here," Foden added, at a 'Premier League Kicks' event, a program which works in local communities to inspire thousands of young people.
"He's fearless on the ball. He can just change a game on his own, so I believe that he's a really special player and he's going to be key for us."
On the competition for places, Foden added:
"The manager likes to rotate, and there's a lot of games to be played. I'm sure there won't be one XI for the full year. Everyone's going to play a part. Everyone is happy about that, they're ready to play and the manager makes us feel loved."
The England international is confident they can win the Premier League title again despite a number of clubs strengthening their squad during summer’s transfer window.
"Once you've won it it's really hard to retain it, going into this season we're going to be the team to beat," Foden said. "We will have to live up to that with the players we've got. I'm confident and can't wait to go."
are City's main rivals, he added:
"I don't really know, there's so many great teams, that's the fun of the Premier League. I couldn't give you one opponent, everyone has strengthened, it's going to be a really challenging season."
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