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Ruud Gullit says one Manchester City player is in the same category as Lionel Messi

Phil Foden and Ander Herrera during Champions League match between Manchester City and PSG

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BBC pundit Ruud Gullit has shared his praise for Manchester City star Phil Foden, comparing him to Barcelona icon Lionel Messi.

The 20-year-old has enjoyed the season with the Citizens, registering 15 goals and 10 assists in 48 appearances for his side.

Today Foden’s teammate Ruben Dias has been named Professional Footballers’ Association men’s player of the year award for 2020-21, while the player himself is the runaway winner of that particular poll.

“In the past only the big, strong, quick players were the ones always selected by the English teams but now I think smaller, agile and more technical players are trusted more,” said Gullit.

“City have given Foden his chance and he has shown he is unbelievable, that he is in the same category as Lionel Messi.

“He is not exactly like Messi as a player – no-one is – but with his stature, his height, his quickness – he is the same. He is a wonderful player and I’ve loved watching him.”

Source: TBR Football 

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