Scoring the first goal in the major league might be one of the most important and crucial moments for a young player and leads him to one of the most prominent steps on his career milestone. And what could be amazing if that goal also saved his club for a miserable defeat?
Likely a club is lean on a striker trying to win a golden boot or sometimes on an attacking midfielder in the running for player of the year and so. At times, those kinds of players would make an unexpected goal and save the day. But sometimes a goal might comes from unlikely sources. Let’s say a player who chooses the perfect moment to score their first goal in an important match. That lucky guy is Manchester City’s, Phil Foden.
After dealing up with a misery defeat from Tottenham Hotspur in the second leg quarter-final Champions League just about 60 hours before, The Sky Blues had to face that same team on the Premier League game. The young player has saved his team for greater misery and moreover, that single goal, put Manchester City to lead Premier League table, leaving Liverpool with 1 point behind. And not to mention that that goal makes him the third-youngest scorer on Premier League history.
Phil Foden Hugely Talented
Phil Foden was making just his second league start of the season. Previously he likely just featured on the squad only when Pep Guardiola rotated his squad. But his inclusion on Saturday match was more about the perfect timing that its lack of difficulty.
Right after the match, Manchester City’s manager, Pep Guardiola told live casino Malaysia that Phil Foden is an incredibly talented player, but he needs to be handled in the right way. The manager also said that his young player has the ability to play in small spaces, and that makes him trusted Phil Foden a lot.
Pep Guardiola has only used no more than 21 players in the league this season and you could say that Phil Foden is very much the 21st man. He played approximately 274 minutes; some 450 fewer than the next least used player, Fabian Delph. But perhaps he might be set for a bigger role as the season reaches its climax, following Kevin De Bruyne’s recent injury.
Phil Foden is a really talented player with an authority on the ball which unfortunately quite rare among young English central midfielders. Other than that, his confidence at such a young age is reminiscent of that shown by Jack Wilshere nearly a decade ago, when he broke through Arsenal. But, Phil Foden is known to more adept with both feet than Jack Wilshere did.