Phil Foden was eager to share the credit with David Silva and was the man of the match in Burnley ‘s 5-0 demolition of Manchester City.
Phil Foden says the club should try to give a new contract to the veteran playmaker and he is not enjoying the impending departure of David Silva from Manchester City.
While Riyad Mahrez also scored a double as Silva also scored on the act, Under-21 star Foden scored twice in a 5-0 demolition of Burnley on Monday in England.
Bringing down the curtain on a trophy-laden decade that has seen him become one of the finest players in the history of City, Spain’s great will leave the Etihad Stadium at the end of this season.
Silva is likely to create more first-team opportunities for Foden as he leaves the stage, although he is disappointed to see a man he has often cited as an inspiration on the way out.
“They should extend his contract, to be honest! How he plays today, he’s unbelievable to play with,” Foden told Sky Sports.
“I don’t want to think about [Silva leaving] too much.”
“I’m just enjoying playing with him. He’s a great guy and a legend of the club.”
While Foden was appointed man of the match in March’s final EFL Cup victory over Aston Villa, he scored the only goal as City won a 1-0 win over Tottenham in last season’s knife-edge title run-in.
Nevertheless, the 20-year-old felt he had hit a new professional peak in undermining Burnley.
“I think that was my best game in City shirt, to be honest,” he said.
“I’m still learning every day, I’m still young. I’ve got a long way to go.”
“I’m really happy when I put performances like that in.”
A beautiful reverse pass from a short corner routine that enabled Bernardo Silva to set up number four namesake David. Arguably, Foden’s finest moment of the match came in between his two goals.
“We have a set-piece coach. We’ve been working really hard on short corners and defending as well,” he added.
“I knew where I was going to play the pass, it’s just about just disguising it to give the player more time. I’m glad it came off.”