Foden is still finding opportunities limited in City's star-studded side but he played the full 90 minutes in Tuesday's comfortable 3-0 Carabao Cup win at Preston.
He said: "Raheem, is just - every time I watch him, I think 'wow' and (he's) a better player every time I see him.
"When he gets the ball he just glides past players and gets in the right places to score goals. He is always assisting.
"He has got a lot more to come and that is what is good about him, he is still young and improving and wanting to improve. He has high standards and that is the level he has set.
"He is a role model and he helps me out a lot, in the game and in training, and overall - helping me with my game, giving me tips and that is what a young lad needs coming through."