Joleon Lescott says Manchester City star Phil Foden is driven to be the “best every single day”. ‘Wayne Rooney was wired the same way’ – Lescott says about Foden.
Foden has established himself as a mainstay in Pep Guardiola’s starting XI in a stellar 2020-21 campaign at Etihad Stadium.
In this season, he has helped City win a Premier League and Carabao Cup double.
And by also helping them reach the Champions League final, he may even contribute to City winning a treble now.
And former defender Joleon Lescott has drawn comparisons between the in-form midfielder and England’s all-time record goalscorer, Wayne Rooney.
Lescott even says City’s Foden has a “different element” that a player like Rooney did at his peak.
‘Wayne Rooney Was Wired the Same Way’ – Lescott Says about Foden
Lescott has drawn similarities between the 20-year-old and Manchester United legend Rooney, ahead of tonight’s European showdown in Porto.
“I have followed [Foden] for a while and you get made aware of him as a special talent. His ability is easy for people to see but having worked with him, I saw how determined he is to be the best every single day,” the former City defender said.
“That is not something that every player has,” he continued. “A lot of talent or physical attributes but that element of his game is not equivalent to what you normally see.”
“I would only say Wayne Rooney was wired the same way,” Lescott says about Foden. “I came across Wayne and realised he was wired that same way. Him and Phil have that different element.”
Lescott predicts the midfielder to reach even greater heights as his career progresses: “That’s why he will be the best he can be. He will have no regrets at the end of it all.”
Read more about the two players of English football here.