Pep Guardiola's praise explains Celtic's reported eagerness for Manchester City's Phil Foden

Ross Houston
September 13, 2017

Pep Guardiola has come across some immensely talented youngsters in his time so it speaks volumes that Phil Foden's performance against Manchester United in the International Champions Cup left the Catalan scrambling around for adjectives capable of doing the youngster justice.

City have spent more than £200 million (S$354.4m) over the summer strengthening their squad after losing to Monaco in the last 16 last season.

"I have seen a couple of matches and they are one of the best teams in Europe".

"I spoke with him and he knows the reason why but it's between him and me", the City manager said.

And one of the new signings Bernardo Silva says no matter who City face in the Champions League, they will have the Citizens' full respect.

City's 5-0 humiliation of Liverpool last weekend points to a season where even more goals are on the cards, but Guardiola will be keen to stem the flow at the other end. Six players finished their contracts last season and Yaya is the only player who we decided could stay because he is a special player. "It is just a sporting decision", he said, quoted by the Daily Mail.

What TV Channel is showing Feyenoord v Manchester City? They arrived in the Champions League final with a fresh team. "It depends on the player".

The 26-year-old Denmark worldwide - last year's Eredivisie top-scorer with 21 goals in 32 games - will not play in the City match, Feyenoord announced on Monday.

Also, the City's goalkeeper Ederson injured in his head on Liverpool match.

Ederson was caught by a high boot from Liverpool's Sadio Mane on Saturday and received lengthy treatment before being carried off on a stretcher wearing an oxygen mask. With injury doubts once again circling around captain Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi's woeful lack of pace shown up by the trouble he got from Mohamed Salah, the Catalan's insistence on three at the back and gung-ho attacking may be tempered on this occasion.

It doesn't make for pretty reading for fans of the Dutch champions and it could get a whole lot worse with the impending visit of Manchester City.

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