Phil Foden talks up importance of beating Norwich ahead of Real Madrid clash

Phil Foden talks up importance of beating Norwich ahead of Real Madrid clash

Kevin De Bruyne needs 2 assists to beat Thierry Henry’s record in a single league season.

Phil Foden desires Manchester City to finish the Premier League season on a high ahead of Real Madrid’s see to the Etihad Arena next month.

The 20- year-old netted in Tuesday night’s 4-0 win at Watford, which assisted Pep Guardiola‘s men supply the best action to their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal at the weekend.

The result was City’s 4th straight league triumph– the first time they had actually accomplished such an accomplishment this season, with Liverpool’s consistency leaving them routing behind in the title race.

For Foden and his team- mates, the focus now is the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Real Madrid on August 7, however first up is Sunday’s Premier League ending against relegated Norwich.

Big efficiency. Lads were excellent. Constantly good to get a goal as well! Rg

— Phil Foden (@PhilFoden) July 21, 2020

“We were disappointed with the last game and we tried to change that and be positive,” the midfielder informed his club’s website.

” I believed the efficiency was great from the lads and we looked truly back to ourselves.

“It is very important we play well and perform well (against Norwich). It will be good practice going into the Madrid game.”

Foden scored his 8th goal of the season at Vicarage Roadway to ensure this campaign is his best return for City.

He was not associated with the 2-1 win over Madrid in Spain back in February, however is figured out to offer Guardiola a choice headache for the component.

“Everyone in the attacking area wants to score and assist – that is the standards we set,” Foden stated.

Raheem Sterling scored his 28 th and 29 th goals of the season for Manchester City in the triumph at Watford (Adrian Dennis/NMC Swimming Pool)

“Everyone is pushing each other for a starting place, so it is only healthy competition and can only help us.”

Raheem Sterling netted a brace against Watford and is one far from the 30-goal mark for the season, which he might have accomplished on Tuesday had Ben Foster not rejected him in the 63 rd minute.

Foden was on hand to tap home the rebound and talked up the appetite of his associate.

He added: “He has been scoring a lot of goals and Raheem will probably be disappointed he didn’t score three – that is what he is like.”

Kevin De Bruyne registered his 19 th assist of the Premier League season when he crossed for Aymeric Laporte to head home with 66 minutes on the clock.

The Belgian needs 2 more on the final day against Norwich to beat Thierry Henry‘s record of 20 embeded in the 2002-03 campaign.

“I am sure Kevin could have broke that (at Watford) with the chances he creates,” Foden stated.

“He will probably be disappointed if he doesn’t get it, but he can give it one last push in the last game, so let’s see what happens.”

Nigel Pearson was sacked by Watford on Sunday regardless of winning 7 of his 20 league games in charge (Matthew Childs/NMC Pool/PA)

Watford have actually dropped into the relegation zone following the defeat to City and with Aston Rental Property beating Arsenal later Tuesday night.

It implies the Hornets are set to decrease unless they can accomplish a favorable result at the Emirates Arena on Sunday, a week on from the termination of Nigel Pearson as head coach.

Midfielder Will Hughes informed the club’s website: “We’re enormously dissatisfied with theresult Now we need to depend on others, and we need to go to Arsenal and win.

“When we cross the white line it’s up to us to perform. The spirit is still there. It’s everything to play for going into last game and we have to give it everything we’ve got.”

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