Micah Richards has pinpointed the important thing distinction between Phil Foden and David Silva and insisted the Manchester Metropolis teen is extra hungry to attain targets.
The Spaniard departed the Eithad Stadium after 10 years this summer time with Foden lined as much as be his successor on the membership regardless of a clamour from some followers to signal a midfielder within the switch window.
The Englishman has featured in various positions below Pep Guardiola and began on the right-hand aspect of assault in opposition to Wolves on Monday night time, placing Metropolis 2-Zero forward earlier than the half-time whistle.
It is a place Foden impressed in final season after lockdown, with Ilkay Gundogan typically most well-liked alongside Rodri and Kevin de Bruyne within the centre.
Regardless of the comparisons between the 2 gamers, Richards believes Foden provides an additional dynamism to Metropolis’s assault and their urgent, while additionally stating he is hungrier to attain targets than Silva was.
“They’re completely different gamers, aren’t they? He’s a high participant,” Richards instructed Sky Sports activities earlier than kick-off in opposition to Wolves.
“I used to be banging on about him final season, telling everybody how good he’s and that he ought to be beginning.
“I feel he’s adequate, the place is troublesome as a result of he all the time finds himself on the left, central, however why he’s completely different to David Silva, for me, he will get extra pictures.
“He’s loads faster, he’s bought increased depth when he’s getting after individuals and he’s urgent up entrance. He likes to select up related positions to David Silva, however the place Silva can be blissful making assists, he needs to get on the tip of issues. Hopefully, he can keep it up his kind this season.”
Richards then reiterated the purpose at half-time: “We instructed you he would get targets simply due to the positions he finds himself in.
“We spoke about him enjoying on the center, the proper or the left, however he all the time will get in positions in between the traces. He’s all the time attempting to get simply behind that midfield.
“He’s not afraid to get on the ball, he controls it together with his proper foot, performs it together with his left foot and away he goes. He didn’t admire his cross, and he needs to get targets.
“That is the distinction between David Silva and Foden, for me. David Silva would dictate the play and can be blissful to make that help. Foden’s not proud of that help, he needs to get targets.
“He’s had two or thrice extra pictures than David Silva already within the sport. He’s really a pleasure to look at.”