The one unspoken grievance Manchester City has with Phil Foden
Manchester City defeated Everton 3-1 on Merseyside thanks to a magnificent performance by Phil Foden.
The England international put up a magnificent performance, and Pep Guardiola was undoubtedly thrilled.
But, The Athletic claims that there is still one complaint directed towards Phil Foden from Manchester City’s back office.
Manchester City’s only grievance with Phil Foden
Though Guardiola is by no means a typical coach, most managers wouldn’t be too concerned by this.
The Athletic claims that some working behind the scenes at Manchester City feel Foden is not really progressing in taming his innate desire to attack the opposition.
It’s been reported that Guardiola would rather have a little more control and that, on occasion, the Manchester City No. 47 make the less thrilling choice if it means the team keeps the ball.
Naturally, this isn’t the harshest criticism of a football player we’ve ever heard.
If anything, the news that Foden is nearly displaying a persistence to maintain his natural attacking purpose rather than turning into a mindless system player would cheer Manchester City supporters and even those who are impartial.
Phil Foden’s performance versus Everton
At Goodison Park, Foden’s willingness to attack at will was evident to all. Alan Shearer, who was providing commentary for Amazon Prime, was undoubtedly impressed.
WhoScored reveals that the City Football Academy alumnusus attempted seven shots on goal, which is more than any other player on the pitch. He also made three crucial passes and scored one goal.
Along with his three successful dribbles, Foden did not record a single defensive play; he did not record any tackles, interceptions, blocks, or clearances. This further indicated the issues noted earlier.
Still, Rodri and others are capable of handling that task.
Guardiola will undoubtedly start Foden as long as he remains as impressive offensively as he was on Merseyside.