Pep Guardiola has revealed that Phil Foden was considered a ‘defensive midfielder’ during Man City’s 2-1 defeat to RB Leipzig on Tuesday night. Phil Foden recently returned to work following an ankle injury and suffered another setback in the UEFA Champions League final.
The England international was replaced by Raheem Sterling during a mid-week break, with Guardiola describing a change in the press conference after the game.
“Phil Foden had problems at the start of the game with his ankle. He struggled a bit and was released as a defensive measure and we replaced Raheem.”
Foden has suffered a number of fitness problems this season, having missed the first four games of the Premier League with a foot injury before suffering an ankle injury sustained by England recently.
Once played, the 21-year-old has produced impressive performances, scoring five goals and six assists in 16 games.