Phil Foden has already asked Kylian Mbappe if he’s “ready” to rumble in the Champions League semi-finals. The Manchester City attacking midfielder must now been considered amongst the best young stars in the game alongside Mbappe and Erling Haaland after another big moment in his career.
Foden scored the crucial winner in the first leg at the Etihad Stadium after Marco Reus struck the leveller for the visitors.
And tonight at Signal Iduna Park, Foden ensured City made the last four when he fired home a thunderbolt in off the post.
Granted, goalkeeper Marwin Hitz perhaps could have done better but nobody was taking this way from the England international.
He shared a special moment in celebration with manager Pep Guardiola, who has even been prepared to bench Raheem Sterling in favour of the 20-year-old.
Not only that but he could also force his way into the starting XI on the basis of current form.
With Foden now playing ahead of Sterling at club level, it’s not out of the question that the youngster could also move ahead of him for the Three Lions.
But before Foden can think ahead, he will be giving his all to try and help City win their first-ever Champions League trophy.
It could be argued that they won’t get a better chance to achieve just that with the Premier League title seemingly wrapped up.
PSG also look a force to be reckoned with though after they knocked out the holders Bayern Munich over two legs.
Mauricio Pochettino will now return to England with the Ligue 1 side as they look to edge City on the road to Istanbul.
The tie could now be billed as Mbappe versus Foden as two of the most exciting young talents prepare to go head-to-head in a matter of weeks…