Phil Foden
Phil Foden

Phil Foden wants to spend his entire career in Manchester City.

Foden, 20, graduated from City’s youth set-up, playing his 100th senior game in the 5-0 win at West Brom in January.


“I can only see myself playing for Manchester City, considering how much I’ve supported them from a young age,” Foden told Football Focus.

“It always helps when you play for a club you support.”

“When I was younger, it was a dream to play for the club, so never did I think I would make it to 100 appearances so early,” added Foden.

“I gave the shirt from that [West Brom] game to my family and they got it framed.”

Foden has succeeded in establishing himself in the City side – having made 10 league starts this term, more than he managed in the whole of last season.

He is also enjoying his best season in front of goal, having scored nine times in 27 appearances in all competitions for City. Goals in back-to-back wins over Wolves and Bournemouth early in the campaign helped build confidence, and he also feels he is benefiting from a change of role.

“I wouldn’t say I’m doing anything different this season, just playing more of an attacking role,” he said.

“In previous years, I’ve played in the middle. Now I’m out wide and you always get confidence when you score in back-to-back games.

“Sometimes you get lucky when chances fall to you. I just enjoy scoring goals and that’s what I wanted to add to my game.”