Guardiola knows that all eyes remain firmly fixed on how he manages Foden.
He said: “Phil is 19 years old, so he plays quite enough minutes and he will play a lot this season and the next seasons.
“I didn't speak with him so I don't know (if he is happy to be patient). Hopefully.
“When Phil is here in the first team of Man City it will be because he is ready to play every single game.
“Of course he has many things to learn, but a guy of 30 also has a few things to learn.
“Phil is so young, but he has the skills. There are things he can improve and that is why we want to help him."