Steve Cooper is delighted with Phil Foden’s progress as he looks forward to playing against him

Swansea City coach Steve Cooper who managed Phil Foden in the U17 WORLD CUP speaks about his younger days. Manchester City play Swansea City in the FA Cup fifth round.

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Phil Foden and David Silva

Manchester City youngster Phil Foden is really coming to the forefront this season and looks like the complete player for Pep Guardiola. He has matured very well and now takes much better decisions on the pitch.

The Blue half of Manchester defeated Liverpool at Anfield by a mammoth 4 goals to one with Phil Foden scoring one and assisting two others.

Steve Cooper speaks about Phil Foden

Manchester City will be playing Swansea City in the FA Cup fifth round. Steve Cooper the current head coach of Swansea City is a familiar face for Phil Foden. He was the coach of the England U-17 side which won the World Cup in India in 2017.

The FIFA U17 WORLD CUP in India highlighted the special talents of quite some youngsters like Callum Hudson Odoi, Emile Smith Rowe, Rhian Brewster and Jadon Sancho. However the main man in that series was Phil Foden who won the man of the series award.

And then coach Steve Cooper is now managing Swansea City and will be reunited with Phil Foden. Steve Cooper says he always knew Phil Foden will make it big given his talent.

It’s always a good thing having ability and potential, but it’s another thing turning it into action, and he’s doing that at the moment,” Cooper said.

When you see talents like this at a young age, you work with them, and you hope that they can progress and get opportunities, and then take those opportunities and flourish.

It seems to me that from the outset, he’s been doing that. He’s obviously played in big games and that’s amazing to see.

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