Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that every Premier League winger struggles to play at their best when they come up against Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Manchester United during his assessment of Phil Foden after Brighton win.
Man City climbed to the 3rd position in the Premier League following a hard-earned win over Brighton and Hove Albion at Etihad on Wednesday night.
Phil Foden broke the deadlock late in the first half and the England international’s strike would go on to be the match-winning goal of the night.
Towards the last 20 minutes at Etihad, the Seagulls fought hard to come back into the game, after going behind in the first half, and created a few decent chances to salvage a draw against the Citizens but would eventually surrender to Phil Foden’s first-half strike.
After the final whistle, Pep Guardiola was discussing Phil Foden’s performance against Brighton and found the need to reminisce on City’s games against Chelsea and Manchester United, where the English midfielder impressed.
Guardiola hailed Cesar Azpilicueta and Aaron Wan-Bissaka as good full-backs and used the formidable defenders as references of Foden’s development.
Wan-Bissaka moved to Manchester United last season from Crystal Palace and has developed to be the best 0ne-on-one defender in the league.
“At Chelsea against Azpilicueta – one of the most outstanding defenders of the last 10 years in the Premier League he was outstanding and against Aaron Wan-Bissaka of [Manchester] United he played pretty well when everyone struggles against him in the last few years,” Pep Guardiola said.
After beating Brighton 1-0, Man City are four points behind first-place Man United though they have an outstanding match against Everton.