Phil Foden has promised to let his football do the talking as he responded to Pep Guardiola’s criticism that he needs more assertiveness.
Foden has been seen as one of the bright young prospects at Manchester City and with England, but has struggled for game-time with the Premier League champions.
Pep Guardiola recently declared Foden “a shy guy” and believes he should start showing more assertiveness like the more senior members of the City side.
However, Foden is not ready to change, and believes his football in training will prove he is ready for increased game time.
“He has his own opinions and I stick by how I am,” Foden told reporters. “I just know that I’m ready to play. I feel like I am. I try to show him every day in training.
“There is a bit of team-mates telling me to be patient but obviously I’m hungry and want to play now. I’m going to fight for it every day. I’m ready to play whenever.”
Foden is currently with the England Under-21s, and started as his side fought back to defeat Turkey to open up their play in Euro U-21 qualifying.