Bruges (France) (AFP) -Phil Foden beat Club Brugge 5-1 in the Champions League to show Manchester City, but the academy graduates emphasized the club’s vast strength. It was Cole Palmer’s goal scoring cameo. ..
Foden played the wrong number nine role and afflicted Bruges’ defense before withdrawing in the 64th minute. Citi played 3-0 against the team that held Paris Saint-Germain in the opening round.
Three minutes later, Palmer joined City’s lead in place of Kevin De Bruyne, scoring his first goal in Europe from Raheem Sterling’s pass.
England coach Gareth Southgate recently called Foden’s appearance as an English star “greatly exciting” and the 21-year-old was injured and failed to make it to the Euro 2020 final, but wasn’t disappointed in Belgium. rice field.
João Cancelo’s noble missing pass resulted in a Portuguese defender breaking the deadlock after Citi dominated the first 30 minutes against an overmatched opponent.
Foden’s constant movement has created many openings in the city that failed to track Harry Kane in the summer, and Pep Guardiola will be creative with his attacks to make up for the lack of a genuine center forward. I was forced to do it.
“He can play as a striker and drop back at any time. He can attack Rodri really well with Kevin. Phil has a special talent. There is, “said Guardiola.
“There is no real striker to score 25 goals, so we need to place as many players as possible near the box to score goals. He is one of the guys.”
“When Phil plays near the box, you feel he can always make something for himself. He played really well,” Guardiola added.
– Guardiola who does not want to rush young people –
Citi’s purchasing power is almost unmatched and often questioned by rivals, but clubs show that they can not only compete economically with any player in the market, but also develop their talents.
Foden had to take the time to grow into a core member of Citi’s first team, providing a blueprint for something like an exciting palmer.
Guardiola said he plans to keep the 19-year-old offensive midfielder in Etihad this season, declining the club’s approach and renting him out.
Palmer appeared late on Saturday as a replacement for Burnley in the 2-0 Premier League, recording a hat-trick under the age of 23 against Leicester’s reserve just hours later.
“Cole has a special quality. In front of the box he has this talent that is hard to find. When he has the ball there, most of them end up on the net,” Guardiola said. Said.
“But I know how it works with young players in all countries, especially this country (England), so stay calm and be patient like Phil.
“He is a player for our future, the future of this club.”
Palmer became the third teenager to score City’s score in the Champions League, following Foden and Kelechi Iheanacho.
However, Guardiola confirmed the names of a few other young men with great expectations for the Spaniards and insisted that teenagers would not move quickly to his plans.
“People in this world want things right away, but they all need time,” Guardiola said. “If you don’t spend time in the kitchen, you can’t cook delicious food.
“There are also Liam Delap, Samuel Edozie, Luke Mubete and Roméo Lavia. The Academy has five or six really talented players. If they continue to work humbly, it’s important to Manchester City. Who knows that it can be? “
– Soccer Sports
Foden is dazzling when Palmer’s cameo introduces Manchester youth
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