Phil Foden struggled to put his first Manchester City goal into words, but eventually revealed that he has dreamed of the moment having grown up as a City fan.
The teenager was in sensational form against Oxford United in Tuesday night’s 3-0 win that saw the holders reach the Carabao Cup fourth round, playing a part in the first two goals before himself adding a third.
Asked to talk about the goal, that saw him run to City fans, kissing the badge and performing a knee slide, Foden couldn’t hide his delight.
“It’s hard to put into words – it hasn’t fully sunk in,” the young Blue said. “I’ve dreamed of this moment, growing up as a City supporter.
“My first goal is special to me and I’m happy to have helped the team to get the win.
“I’m happy to get it. I couldn’t contain myself – I ran off, mad! It’s a moment I’ll never forget.
“I enjoy assisting as well as scoring. I’m learning everyday from the likes of David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne.
“Hopefully, it’s the first of many!”
Foden has been nicknamed “Pep’s lad” at City and Guardiola was also delighted at his teenage prodigy getting off the mark.
“Phil celebrated like it was his first goal. The guy is special – he’s a City fan and he loves the club.
“You see it in his behaviour – every single action. He is already a great football player.
“He also had an amazing assist and he was involved in the first goal.”
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