Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden has rejoined team training after recovering from appendicitis surgery, giving the team a much-needed boost as they chase three titles this season. The 22-year-old is considered a crucial player for manager Pep Guardiola, who will be keen to have Foden back in action for the remaining matches.
City is currently four points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal with a game in hand, and they are set to face the Gunners on April 26. The team will also be competing in the FA Cup semi-finals against Sheffield United on Saturday and the Champions League quarter-finals against Bayern Munich, where they already hold a 3-0 advantage from the first leg.
Guardiola confirmed Foden’s return and expressed his delight, saying, “We are excited he will travel with us. [He can’t play] 90 for sure, but his physicality is special – a special player who doesn’t need a lot of training sessions to be fit. It is important not just for tomorrow but for the schedule we have ahead of us.”
Foden’s return to training comes ahead of schedule, as he was initially expected to miss around four weeks of action. His availability will provide Guardiola with more options, especially as the team faces a series of important matches in their pursuit of the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League titles.