Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola has explained why England winger Phil Foden hasn’t been a regular fixture at City lately.
Guardiola said in a statement highlighted by Fabrizio Romano, an expert on player and coach transfers in Europe: “Phil Foden has to compete with[Manchester City’s other striker, Algerian Riyadh]Mahrez, who is playing well, and with other players. just competition.”
Guardiola: “Phil Foden has to compete with Mahrez, who plays very well, and other players. This is a competition. 🔵🏴 #MCFC
“What I have to say is not disappointing, it is executed as best as possible. After that it will be easy,” Guardiola says. @BeanymanSports. pic.twitter.com/yA3MdtIYBg
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 19, 2023
“I have to say don’t despair. Foden should do his best and everything will be easy after that.”
Foden has made 30 appearances for City this season, scoring nine goals and providing four assists.
Manchester City are second in the Premier League table with 52 points, two points behind leaders Arsenal.