Phil Foden has the qualities to emulate David Silva at Man City and change into a Premier League nice, Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson believes.
Palace journey to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon seeking to construct on Thursday’s goalless draw at Arsenal.
City sit simply 4 factors off the highest of the Premier League desk heading into the weekend’s fixtures and have a recreation in hand on each Manchester United and Liverpool – who meet at Anfield on Sunday.
Foden hit the one objective of the sport as Pep Guardiola’s aspect beat Brighton on Wednesday to increase their successful run to 4 video games, having taken 20 factors from a attainable 24 since dropping to Tottenham on November 21.
The 20-year-old has impressed this season and is beginning to play commonly having needed to wait patiently for his probability.
“He has been very effectively managed by the membership and had been built-in into the first-team in a really intelligent approach, a really smart approach,” former England supervisor Hodgson stated of Foden.
“In fact you are able to do that when you’ve gotten so many different good gamers round you – you possibly can afford to go away a participant of his high quality out as a result of you’ve got different implausible gamers in your squad.
“I feel they’ve executed it very effectively, he has clearly labored very exhausting at his recreation and has bought higher, as everybody knew he would with Premier League and Champions League expertise.
“Now he’s within the worldwide set-up he’s going to get higher and higher, it’s implausible actually that after dropping a participant of David Silva’s high quality, who actually lit the league up over an extended time frame, they’ve now managed to seek out one other participant from their very own ranks who’s trying prone to take over that mantle.”