Kevin De Bruyne believes his Manchester Metropolis team-mate Phil Foden can grow to be one of many world’s greatest participant if he continues on the identical profession trajectory.
The 20-year-old has been cautiously launched into the Metropolis first-team squad over the previous couple of years and is now a longtime member, whereas he’s now an everyday member of the England senior squad, too.
On Wednesday night Foden began as England defeated Iceland 4-0, with him scoring his first and second worldwide objectives within the comfy victor for the Three Lions.
De Bruyne was at Metropolis when Foden made his debut in 2017, permitting him a entrance row seat to witness the younger wonderkid’s development.
The Belgian reckons the sky is the restrict for his team-mate.
“He is doing rather well, Phil,” De Bruyne instructed ESPN.
“He is been with us for three-four years, he is nonetheless a younger man however he is taking part in repeatedly.
“He is taking part in rather well, he is evolving, so he must hold doing that. So, in a few years if he goes the fitting method, he’ll grow to be among the best gamers on this planet if he desires to.”
The final time Foden was on England obligation, he was reprimanded and despatched house after breaching coronavirus protocol with team-mate Mason Greenwood.
England supervisor Gareth Southgate is comfortable his participant has put the incident behind him and is ready to look ahead.
“I am actually happy for him and his household,” Southgate mentioned after Iceland win.
“To have the expertise he had in September was actually powerful for a teenager.
“All of us make errors. It was a tough state of affairs to be in. You are strolling again via the door and everybody’s faces and you realize the final time you noticed them it was sophisticated.
“It took him just a few days I believe to settle into the camp and begin to smile a bit extra and calm down a bit extra. We all know what he is able to doing.
“He is one of some which might be going to be very thrilling over the following few years for England.”