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Phil Foden speaks out about his desire to become ‘one of the best players in the Premier League this season’ in interview with Mail Sport ahead of being crowned FWA Footballer of the Year

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Man City star Phil Foden has explained his desire to become “one of the best players in the Premier League this season” in an interview with Mail Sport ahead of being crowned FWA Footballer of the Year this week.

The England international has been one of the most eye-catching and prolific players in the Premier League this season after scoring 16 goals for Pep Guardiola’s men and providing seven assists.

His vital goals and scintillating performances played a vital role in helping City win a fourth consecutive Premier League title as they take on Arsenal and Liverpool for the crown – and they were rewarded with one of the most prestigious honors for an English football player.

He staved off the threat of Arsenal midfielder Declan Rice, who came second in the voting, while his Man City teammate Rodri finished third.

Gunners captain Martin Odegaard and Aston Villa hitman Ollie Watkins finished fourth and fifth respectively, followed by Cole Palmer in sixth.

Phil Foden has spoken about his desire to win individual awards in an interview with Mail Sport ahead of being crowned FWA Footballer of the Year.

Phil Foden has spoken about his desire to win individual awards in an interview with Mail Sport ahead of being crowned FWA Footballer of the Year.

Foden has been instrumental for City this season, scoring 24 goals in all competitions so far.

Foden has been instrumental for City this season, scoring 24 goals in all competitions so far.

Foden gave an exclusive interview to Mail Sport’s Ian Ladyman last month, giving an insight into City’s winning mentality, working under Guardiola and his career so far.

During that same conversation, he spoke about his ambitions and desire to win individual awards, saying it was an honor to be considered alongside other legends of the game to win awards like the PFA and FWA.

The 23-year-old expressed confidence in his ability to challenge for personal honors and said he aims to be one of the best in the division this season.

“I think I said in a first interview at the start of the season: ‘I’m not going to lie, I want to be one of the best players in the Premier League this year. I think I have the ability to do it.” This season I did well with goals and assists, I scored some important goals, so I hope I can be among the best players in the league .

Foden admitted it was an honor to be considered alongside some of the biggest stars of the Premier League past and present.

Foden succeeds Erling Haaland (left), who won the honor during his superb debut season at Manchester City last season.

Foden admitted it was an honor to be considered alongside some of the Premier League’s biggest stars past and present after his City team-mate Erling Haaland won the award last year.

After being reminded that he could be among the most revered players in Premier League history by winning such accolades, he remained humble.

“It’s nice to be there with them and consider that this debate is really nice. There have been exceptional players so it will be difficult. There are still six games to go and I hope I can maintain this form.

England international Foden is hoping to end his superb campaign with two domestic trophies, with City controlling the Premier League title race against Arsenal and favorites to face rivals Manchester United in the FA Cup final at the end of the month.

His teammate Erling Haaland won the historic award last season after breaking the Premier League goalscoring record with 36 goals in his first season at the Etihad, while Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah won the footballing title FWA of the Year in 2021-22.

Foden becomes the first Englishman to win the award since 2020, when former Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson won the honor for leading the Reds to a first league title in 30 years.

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