Nottingham Forest star Morgan Gibbs-White has praised Phil Foden during an ITV Sport montage on the World Cup win for the England under-17s.
Gibbs-White starred at that tournament which took place in India, scoring against Spain in the final. Foden also bagged two goals in the 5-2 win over Spain
The 22-year-old featured heavily on the ITV Sport montage. It was largely centred around Foden, with the player now featuring regularly for England at the World Cup.
He was asked what the Manchester City man was like at that memorable tournament. Gibbs-White was left in doubt as to the quality that his teammate possessed.
The Forest star told ITV Sport: “He was magic. He’s just a freak of nature!
“Potentially, he has the talent to be the best player in the world.”
Foden was left out of the starting line-up for England during the first two games of the 2022 World Cup.
That led to a national outcry from supporters demanding he played. Former England international Gary Neville called it ‘a crime’ that he wasn’t starting.
Against Wales, with England’s qualification practically secured, the young City star was handed the chance to shine from the start.
He didn’t disappoint either. Foden scored during the contest and kept his place for last night’s game against Senegal.
Now, the 22-year-old has France in his sights as England eye a second consecutive World Cup semi-final place.
Gibbs-White has praised Foden and he will hope to star for England too
No player has ever cost Forest more than Gibbs-White. The Reds could pay up to £42.5 million for the ex-Wolves man, although there are several clauses to be met.
The Forest star will hope to play for England one day too. He has started to showcase his class at Forest and he’s highly thought of in the national team setup.
He will have to go some way to match Foden, mind. The Manchester City man is a generational talent and a world-class talent.
All Gibbs-White can do is keep playing well for Forest. If he does that, he could soon be rubbing shoulders with Foden for the senior national team just as he did with the under-17s in India.