Phil Foden says he is ‘learning all the time’ from Manchester City’s stars as the teenager continues his development at the club.
The academy graduate came off the bench to score in City’s 7-0 Champions League last-16 second leg thrashing of German side Schalke on Tuesday night, and the 18-year-old admits he is enjoying his football whenever he is given an opportunity for Pep Guardiola’s side.
“Every time I come on I just try to enjoy my football. I try to concentrate and improve. I enjoy scoring goal,” Foden told BT Sport.
“You are learning all the time in the changing rooms, on the touchline and when you come on. I am learning every day. I will try to keep improving each day.
“They are all great lads and great players so it is just a pleasure to be here.”
Sergio Aguero scored twice in the first half in a rampant display from City at The Etihad, with former Schalke winger Leroy Sane adding a third before half-time.
Guardiola’s side did not let up after the break, with Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Foden and Gabriel Jesus sealing an emphatic victory, City progressing to the quarter-finals 10-2 on aggregate.
The win keeps City’s hopes of an unprecedented ‘quadruple’ alive, who next travel to face Championship side Swansea City in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.