Foden risks Mbappe's wrath with controversial tweet after Man City win


Phil Foden has risked the wrath of Kylian Mbappe by calling out the PSG star on social media ahead of their Champions League showdown.

Manchester City edged out Borussia Dortmund to reach the final four of the competition on Wednesday as Erling Haaland and co. were brushed aside 4-2 on aggregate.

Later this month, the semi-finals will get underway, with Chelsea set to face Real Madrid, while City take on PSG.

And ahead of the game, Foden reached out to his Parisian rival Mbappe by tweeting him and tagging him in an Instagram post with the same caption.

He wrote: “@KMbappe are you ready.”



Mandatory Credit: Photo by FREDERIC SCHEIDEMANN/POOL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (11859036w) Manchester City’s Phil Foden (R) celebrates after scoring the 2-1 lead during the UEFA Champions League quarter final, second leg soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City in Dortmund, Germany, 14 April 2021. Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City, Germany – 14 Apr 2021

Foden got plenty of eye rolls from fans who joked that Mbappe had probably never even heard of the Englishman.

While others thought it was a good move to incite some mind games with their star-studded opposition.

Both the tweet and the Instagram post have both since been deleted, but only after being up for well over an hour and catching the eye of thousands.

And it will surely be a two-legged affair to remember as two of the brightest talents go toe-to-toe for the first time in Foden and Mbappe.

City manager Pep Guardiola spoke of his delight at reaching the semi-finals of the competition once again.

“I’m incredibly happy to be in the semi-finals,” he said. “To be one of the best four teams in Europe, to be against big, strong teams and we will try to be good.



Kylian Mbappe and PSG awaits City in the semi-finals

“This competition is nice but also so unfair because we are judged as a failure or a disaster when we are knocked out.

“You play 11 months for the Premier League and the other competitions.”

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