Men's Team

Morrison hails ‘generational talent’ Foden

Andy Morrison has described Phil Foden as a ‘generational talent’, likening his quality on the ball to that of Barcelona legends Xavi and Andres Iniesta.

Still just 21, Foden has firmly established himself as a key figure for both Pep Guardiola’s men and England, starting in the Three Lions’ 2-1 friendly win over Switzerland on Saturday.

The midfielder was also on target in our most recent outing, unleashing a vicious drive into the far corner of the Southampton net as we came away from St. Mary’s Stadium with a 4-1 FA Cup quarter-final victory.

And on a recent Matchday Live broadcast, former City captain Andy Morrison highlighted both Foden’s technical prowess and his willingness to work for the team when out of possession.


“He’s a generational talent. He receives balls in positions that remind me of Xavi and Iniesta.

“It’s in the DNA of the Club for them to also work incredibly hard and nobody more than Foden. He starts the presses, and this is coming from a young lad.

“His football brain is so sharp and bright that he starts everything from behind. The turnover starts from his initial press - it’s a unique talent.

“I’m not saying anything that hasn’t been said about him already.”

Shaun Goater echoed the sentiments of his former City teammate, pointing to Foden’s constant desire to influence matches as a crucial tool in his skillset.

He also explained that the midfielder’s continued development is helping to shape the next generation of talent coming through the ranks at the City Football Academy.

“He has that determination to affect the game, whether with the pass, the drive or the goal.


“He delivers a pass, cross or shot - he scores, or he assists. This is the silky skills that he has.

“I can see the stuff they’re doing at the academy. They’ve been practising it and encouraging it.

“He does it at the highest level at the highest speed - it’s incredible.”