A pair of English attackers came off the bench to help dominant Manchester City finally break through Dinamo Zagreb in UEFA Champions League play at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.
Raheem Sterling scored a 66th minute goal and assisted Phil Foden‘s stoppage time goal, which came three minutes after the 19-year-old entered the fray.
City was all over Dinamo but just couldn’t find that goal when Rodri slipped Riyad Mahrez into the left side of the box, a cut back to Sterling pounded into the back of the goal.
“It needed a change of tempo and Raheem brought that well,” Foden said. “It is all about enjoying your time on the pitch and I am happy to score and help the team.”
Sterling raved about his young team after the match, and promoted Foden as a next level sort of player. Attention Gareth Southgate. From the BBC:
“Players that we have here, you have to read the game and the goals will come. I am buzzing for Phil and I want him in the national team, if he keeps going he will be there.”
Foden really wants to play more, and seemingly every pundit in England has been asking why he hasn’t been in City’s lineup more often.
He’s trying not to worry about it.
“You have to show the manager what you can do each day in training, every young kid wants to play but you have to keep patient.”