Chris Sutton singled out Manchester City’s Phil Foden for special praise after his Champions League performance on Wednesday night against Borussia Dortmund.
Man City booked their spot in the Champions League semi-finals with a 2-1 away win against Dortmund, which gave them a 4-2 aggregate advantage over the two legs.
Pep Guardiola’s side came from behind last night after conceding an early goal to England and Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.
Riyad Mahrez level from the penalty spot, before Foden fired a 75th minute winner on the night which put the two-legged tie to bed.
Foden, 20, netted a low finish from the edge of the box after a corner routine
The left-footed attacker scored in both legs against Dortmund, and is now proving he can be a match-winner on the elite stage, as his side set up a mouthwatering semi-final clash against Paris Saint-Germain.
Sutton was left wowed by the English youngster following his midweek performance.
“Phil Foden, once again a stunning display from him,” Sutton told BT Sport 2 (10:50pm, 14 April).
“He’s playing with such confidence. This is a great strike from Foden, and that was such a big goal.”
Despite being just 20 years of age, Foden now looks a real talisman for a Man City side stacked with world-class players.
The playmaker now has an impressive return of 13 goals and nine assists across all competitions so far this season, with still such a large chunk of the campaign to go.
He’s now starting the biggest games for Man City, so it would be very brave of England manager Gareth Southgate to leave him out of his XI this summer at the European Championships.