Rio Ferdinand has heaped reward on Manchester Metropolis after the membership lastly achieved its long-standing goal of reaching the Champions League, whereas hailing Phil Foden as ‘the very best younger participant on the earth.’
Metropolis dazzled towards a Paris Saint Germain aspect which rapidly misplaced its head contained in the Etihad, with Angel Di Maria receiving a straight purple card in a painful 4-1 combination defeat.
Ferdinand was left in awe by the efficiency of his as soon as rivals, and reserved a particular section of reward for the 20-year-old Foden who didn’t look an inch misplaced towards the world’s greatest.
Phil Foden is at the moment the very best younger soccer on the planet, in accordance with Rio Ferdinand
Talking on BT Sport after the match, Ferdinand stated Foden is now surpassing Erling Haaland
‘In the mean time I might say Phil Foden is the very best younger participant on the earth proper now on type,’ Ferdinand stated from the BT Sport studio.
‘[Erling] Haaland is but to play at this stage. When it comes to this second, Foden is the very best on type.’
Ferdinand heaped reward on Metropolis’s strategy and the best way Pep Guardiola took aside PSG
‘By the tip of it they had been taking the mick, it was embarrassing for PSG, a workforce who’re filled with expertise and filled with winners. Big hats off to Pep and his workforce.
‘[It was a] Completely dominant show – we had been questioning “is it a step too far?” The final 45 minutes in Paris was a pivotal second, we questioned “can they carry the identical momentum?”
‘[Ruben] Dias and [John] Stones had been impenetrable, Foden and Mahrez had been immense going ahead, Fernandinho was excellent on the age of 36, it was a really, superb efficiency from a high high workforce.’
Fellow pundit Joe Hart was in full settlement with Ferdinand, noting that Foden is coming from humble beginnings within the north west England to dominate on the highest stage of world soccer.
‘Have a look at [Foden]’s freedom. His identify is Phil, he is 20 from Stockport and he is lighting it up! It is so essential for Man Metropolis to have a participant doing that,’ Hart added.