Pep Issues Message To Man City Star

Phil Foden, Pep Guardiola
Phil Foden, Pep Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has sent a strong message to one of his first-team players who has appeared to fall down the pecking order in recent weeks. 

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England international Phil Foden has seen a lot of his time on the pitch come from the bench in the Premier League this season, while he missed four matches across all competitions between January and February despite not being ruled out through injury. 

The 22-year-old did start for the Citizens in their disappointing 1-1 with Nottingham Forest on Saturday, but failed to impact the game in the 89 minutes he played. 

Guardiola has since insisted it is important that the left-footed playmaker continues to keep a positive mindset.

"Phil Foden has to compete with [Riyad] Mahrez who's playing really well, and other players. It's a competition," he told Beanyman Sports

"What I have to say is not be frustrated, it's perform as best as possible. After that, it will be easy."

Questions regarding Foden's relationship with the Spanish tactician have been raised amid his struggle for regular game time in recent months.

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Rumours this season have suggested that several key City players have fallen out with Guardiola, including Joao Cancelo, who joined Bayern Munich on loan in January. 

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