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Man City hero SWP praises Foden: He's handled everything well

Former Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips is full of praise for Phil Foden.

Foden has seen more opportunities this season and looks set to be be given even more when David Silva leaves the club in the summer.

“If I was Phil Foden, you would be frustrated. You know how good you are and you want to play," Wright-Phillips said.

“But the way Phil has handled it, he's been perfect. He's had his opportunity so he knows he's there or thereabouts. And when he has had his opportunity he's come in and done outstanding.

“The way he's done everything and handled it, shows his maturity. He hasn't spat his dummy out once and he's got on with it, and he's learned from one of the best players in his position.

“I think he could be as good as he wants to be.

"If England and that young group of talent they have that show that much potential when they play - the attacking flair, the passing, the moving, and the counter-attacking football - I think he could slot straight in because he sees passes, he's very clever on the ball and he gets on the end of goals."

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