Foden understands Diaz and Sancho’s Man City exits but sees no reason to follow

Foden has no intentions of following the footsteps of Jadon Sancho and Brahim Diaz

Brahim Diaz followed the footsteps of Jadon Sancho as he joined Real Madrid on Sunday but fellow academy product Phil Foden has no plans to follow suit and he believes that his future is at the Etihad.

England U21 international Foden, who is held in very high regard by Pep Guardiola, made his senior debut for Man City last year and has made 16 appearances across all competitions this season. Foden is yet to start a Premier League game this season but he got his name on the scoresheet in the 7-0 hammering of Rotherham United in the FA Cup.

However, Foden strongly believes that he has the ability to make it to the first-team in the years to come and he is prepared to fight for his place.

“It shows the strength of the squad we have here, how good the players are – it is difficult to get in, but we all try our best,” Foden told reporters.

“It’s up to them [Diaz and Sancho], really – they have gone their separate ways, and everyone has their own plan in what they want to do, so fair play to them.

“Everyone is different, and I see myself playing here. It’s up to them, really.

“We’ve got the best set of players and the best staff, so I’m in the right position. I’m learning off them every day, so I couldn’t be in a better place.

“I’m sad to see him [Diaz] go, but he wants opportunities, so good luck to him. He will do well, I know it.

“I grew up with him and know his qualities, so I know he’ll do well. Maybe one day I’ll face him in the Champions League.”

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