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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes it’s only a matter of time before his star pupil Phil Foden will assume leadership at Manchester City.

The current season has seen the rapidly blossoming Foden’s game maturing continuously, with him no whaving taken on an even bigger role in Guardiola’s side. He was not unexpectedly the pivotal figure in City’s 3-1 win over Brentford with his hat trick sealing a vital three points for the Cityzens.

Foden has learnt from some of the best leaders in the game since breaking into the Manchester City first XI, having been gifted the opportunity to further develop his game n latent skills under sterling leadership provided by the likes of Vincent Kompany, Fernandinho, David Silva, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva.

Having picked up a lot from his illustrious teammates to further groom his craftsmanship on the pitch, Foden’s potential for leadership has been very obvious on the pitch through his influential style of play and brilliant moves orchestrating numerous opportuities for goalscoring for himself and his teammates, as was obvious during City’s win over Brentford.

In his post-match interview following his side’s win over Brentford, Guardiola proudly touted his star pupil to eventually become a key leader for Manchester City.

Guardiola told the media: “He will take over from Kevin and Bernardo in the future – that is going to happen. It’s a question of process. Every season the experience he gets, he will have to lead for the other ones. Still, he is being led but there will be a moment.”

Foden’s performances this season are a fitting testament not only to his rapidly developing skills as a footballer but also to his leadership potential.