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Foden: De Bruyne has a better left foot than me!

Foden: De Bruyne has a better left foot than me!
Phil Foden joked that Kevin De Bruyne’s left foot outshines even his after the Belgian’s four goals against Wolves earlier this week.

De Bruyne scored a first half hat-trick all with his weaker foot at Molineux on Wednesday night before adding a fourth with his right after the break.

Asked about how it felt to watch that performance from close range, Foden was in awe of his team-mate.

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He said: "He has got a better left foot than me! He is one of the best in the world. I see him shoot with his left foot in training all of the time."

"We always know he has it in his locker, but to execute it in a Premier League game is much more challenging. He did it and helped us get a very important three points.”

Foden himself is enjoying an incredibly productive season, with 14 goals and 11 assists in all competitions so far.

Still just 21, our England international is approaching the end of his fifth campaign as part of Pep Guardiola’s first team squad.

The midfielder was unequivocal when asked how the boss has nurtured the development of his game.

“In every single way" said Foden.

"I think he has definitely matured me as a player at such a young age. He is so demanding and he always wants the best for you. He has helped me a lot and definitely helped me become the player that I am today.”

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With two games left this season, we know we need four points to guarantee a fourth Premier League title in five seasons.

The first of those two matches comes at West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

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David Moyes’ side, currently in seventh, are again chasing Europa League qualification after a run to the semi-final stage of that competition this year.

Foden knows that we will have to be on top form if we are to take three points from the London Stadium.

“It is such a challenging game" he stated.

"I think West Ham away is always so difficult and we have struggled there in the past as well. It is such a big challenge for us and we are going to have to be at our best to win the game.

“Anything can happen, so we just have to stay focused and keep playing the way we are playing and hopefully we can get the job done. The title is so close, but not close enough for our liking.”

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