‘Worth forgetting to do my homework to practice for nights like this!’: Phil Foden posts cheeky reply to his former college after they congratulate him on becoming youngest English player to score in the Champions League
- REPORT: Manchester City smash Schalke after putting SEVEN past them
- Phil Foden became the youngest Englishman to score in the Champions League
- His former school, St Bede’s college in Manchester, tweeted to congratulate him
- Foden cheekily replied saying he doesn’t regret ‘forgetting to do his homework’
- Raheem Sterling also weighed in, telling the 18-year-old starlet to ‘go to bed now’
Manchester City’s Phil Foden created history on Tuesday night by becoming the youngest English player to score in the Champions League.
His former college, St Bede’s in Manchester, were so proud of their alumnus that they took to Twitter to send a big congratulations.
The 18-year-old, who netted during City’s 7-0 demolition of Schalke, responded in jest – claiming all those hours on the football pitch rather than doing his homework paid dividends.
Manchester City starlet Phil Foden became youngest English Champions League goalscorer
Foden’s former college, St Bede’s in Manchester, tweeted to congratulate him on his feat
Foden sent a cheeky reply in jest to say it was ‘worth forgetting to do my homework’
Raheem Sterling, who also continued his fine run of form by netting in the Etihad clash, also weighed in with a tongue-in-cheek comment of his own.
‘U still have school tomorrow go to bed now kid,’ the winger replied to Foden’s tweet, to which the midfielder replied with a gif of a child falling asleep.
And although the comments were made in jest, there is no joking around when it comes to Foden’s progress at City this season.
City star Raheem Sterling then replied to Foden’s tweet, telling him to ‘go to bed now’
Foden replied to his team-mate at half-past midnight to say he was finally going to sleep
Earlier in the campaign there were doubters who believed he had to move else to seek more first-team action, following in the footsteps of trailblazer Jadon Sancho, who has set the Bundesliga alight since his move to Borussia Dortmund.
But in 23 appearances in all competitions this season, Foden has scored six and assisted a further two, making steady progress up the ladder.
Should he continue on this upward trajectory, there is no doubting that Pep Guardiola will soon find a regular starting spot for him in his star-studded first team.
The Manchester City winger also continued his fine form by netting again on Tuesday