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Phil Foden: from a benchwarmer to Player of the season

Manchester City

Phil Foden has been making highlights through this premier league season, however some people had doubts when he signed the contract extension in 2018. At that point, the assumption was that Foden willl spend most of his time on the bench and eventually he will have to leave. Forwarding to present, its fair to say that Foden has quite comfortably shut the mouth of all his haters.

The Meteoric Rise of Phil Foden

In football, Foden is prime example of a situation in which the manager trust their young talented players. The journey from being an academy kid to rising to this stature in the world is a phenomenal one. Furthermore, the trophy collection of Foden with Manchester City is highly decorated with 5 premier leagues, 2 FA cups, 4 league cups, 1 UCL title, 1 FIFA club world, 1 super cup and 1 treble. Apart from this he has alsot achieved the personal milestones by winning the PFA player of the season.

Recently, Foden has also been named premier league player of the season as Manchester city march on towards their 66th league title in the last matchday against West Ham.

Foden’s stats this season are astonishing. Foden crossed his personal best by scoring 17 premier league goals this season. Not only that, his creativity and the flair also is outstanding. He also created 60 chances out of which he provided 8 assists. Throughout all the competitions, he has scored 25 goals and provided 11 assists.

This data speaks about the calibre of Foden’s potential and how high the youngster can rise upto. Foden said “It’s an acheivement to win this award and I proud of it. Premier league is the greatest league in the world. It was a prestigious moment to be nominated with all the brilliant players who have shined for their teams.”

A Lesson in Patience and Faith

Foden’s journey is the testament of trusting and being patience with the youngsters. Pep’s decision of gradually integrating Foden into the main team has always been a topic of debate. Although the results only speak for themselves, has Foden has matured into not a quality player, but someone who has the maturity and sense to player and handle the pressure of this big of a stage.

Foden was not only bashed and troll by the rival fans, but the British media was also behind him as they were scrutinizing Foden with every single chance they got. The whole perception was that Foden is wasting his talent and potential by just being a benchwarmer. City fans, however stick through all this and they can now proudly go against anyone who trolled Phil Foden earlier.

Phil Foden’s career’s trajectory is a proper example of what happens when youngsters are properly nurtured. The journey from being on the bench to now being the Premier league player of the season, is a story of skill, determination, confidence and perseverance.

No one can anticipate what the future is for Foden but it surely is exciting to see his future growth. His story is just starting and the recent performances are just a glimpse of what more this lad can achieve in the footballing world.

Congratulations To Phil Foden for sticking to the team and believing in himself. He has shown what all determination and hard work can do in any field of work. His story will be recited in future and everyone are excited to see what the future holds for Foden.

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