Foden scored a stunning hattrick against Brentford on Monday and celebrated it with a new celebration. Phil Foden reveals the secret behind new celebration and his new nickname given by his teammates.
City were shocked by a Neal Maupay strike and found themselves 1-0 down. Foden came to the rescue for Manchester City with his second Premier League hattrick.
He levelled matters on the brink of half-time, headed City into the lead and then made it 3-1 after some lovely linkup with Erling Haaland.
After all three goals,Foden performed the same gun-like structure with his hands while he knelt on the turf.
The celebration was similar to the trademark celebration from Ex PSG, Napoli and Manchester United striker,Edinson Cavani.
But Foden who won Man Of The Match award for his display, revealed the meaning behind it. He said that the celebration was a direct result of what his teammates had been saying about him in training.
Phil Foden clarifies the meaning behind celebration
Speaking to City presenter FG on the club’s matchday Live coverage, Foden said:
“”It’s a bit of banter between me and the lads. They say I shoot a lot in the five-a-side games. They call me the sniper.”
Foden now has 8 goals and 7 assists in the League this season, thriving in central attacking midfield position. This has led Pep Guardiola to heap praise for the talented midfielder.
As per ESPN, Guardiola told a press conference after the Brentford win, :
“I think Phil is playing … the most [influential] season for the team in terms of goals, assists. How he played simple, how he can be more aggressive. He has the pleasure to score the goals and the threat when he’s close to their box. Always he is there.
“So he’s an exceptional, exceptional player. He is [young] and already has more than 250 games for City, that shows the impact he has had since he arrived.”
City, with a game in hand, are now just two points off Liverpool and host Everton in their next fixture on Saturday.