Man City wonder-kid Phil Foden revealed that he will miss the first three to four weeks of the Premier League season. City starts their title defence at Tottenham and his foot injury ensures he will not be able to play in the start.

“Hopefully I can get back playing with him and enjoy my football. It’s still a little bit sore [the foot]. It was such a shame to do it before the Euro final, but I’m working hard in the gym. Hopefully, it flies by and I can get back on the pitch,” Man City midfielder Phil Foden said.

The injury means that Foden would have to wait until September to play alongside his English teammate Jack Grealish. The latter became the most expensive English signing in the history of the Premier League.

“We are close, when I first went to England we just got on really well on and off the pitch. I’m really happy he’s signed here,” Foden added. “He’s fearless on the ball. He can just change a game on his own, so I believe that he’s a really special player and he’s going to be key for us.”

Foden also believes that Manchester City will once again be the team to beat this season. Despite the fact that their rivals have strengthened in key areas, Foden hopes they can successfully defend their title.

“The manager likes to rotate, and there’s a lot of games to be played. I’m sure there won’t be one XI for the full year. Everyone’s going to play a part. Everyone is happy about that, they’re ready to play and the manager makes us feel loved.” he added.

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