ค้นหา
  • Petereachaphon Hdhsbsnkajxjd

Phil Foden: How Man City have shown faith after England lapse


Castigated with England, lauded at Manchester City - it has been a month of contrasting fortunes for Phil Foden.


The 20-year-old midfielder has endured headlines for the wrong reasons. Now he can enjoy some for the right ones, after scoring and shining in City's 3-1 win at Wolves on Monday.


Having their star academy graduate sent home in disgrace from the England squad in Iceland, for a breach of coronavirus restrictions along with Manchester United's Mason Greenwood, has been a tricky problem to navigate for City.


Their initial reaction was powerful. Blunt and to the point.


"His behaviour not only directly contravenes strict guidelines related to Covid-19 but also falls well below the standard expected of a Manchester City player and England international," read a statement at the time.


The same point was also reinforced in private.


City felt they had to make a statement that underlined their displeasure - but once it was done, that was it. There was no desire to drag it out while at the same time undermining England boss Gareth Southgate. ufa777


Those who felt there might be an extension to the torment when Foden returned from the England camp were wrong.


City as a club - and Pep Guardiola as his manager - believed the matter was a significant and unwanted lesson in the life of a young professional, but were happy to move on.


Asked about it before the game, Guardiola repeated the mantra Foden himself admitted: the incident was "a mistake".


Line ID @ufa98v2


ดู 3 ครั้ง0 ความคิดเห็น