Rio Ferdinand described Manchester City’s Phil Foden, 22, as ‘the full package’ Pep Guardiola also praised his forward despite suggesting he is not playing well.City put on a stunning performance to dismantle Spanish outfit Sevilla 4-0 The 22-year-old England star scored once and played a role in two more goals Rio Ferdinand has hailed Phil Foden as a complete footballer after the 22-year-old’s goalscoring contribution against Sevilla on Tuesday night.
The former Manchester United and England star praised the Manchester City forward’s all-round performance, describing him as ‘the full package’, despite suggesting he could still add further goals to his game.
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Foden netted in the 58th minute of City’s Champions League opener against Sevilla, and played a key role in Erling Haaland’s 20th minute opener before being substituted in the second half.
Ferdinand said of Foden as part of BT Sport’s coverage of the Premier League champions’ clash in Spain: ‘If he gets more goals in his game, this kid is going to be so frightening.
What he brings other than goals and assists to the game, he’s the full package.’Ferdinand’s suggestion that Foden need still add further goals to his game comes after the youngster scored 30 goals in all competitions over the last two seasons, and ‘The Stockport Iniesta’ already has two in eight games this season.