Silva said ” Foden can replace me at City. He is growing better and learning every day.”
David Silva who announced his retirement will be after the 2019/2020. This new season is going to be his 10th in the Premier League.
Former Spain international has won the Premier League four times and also won the FA Cup 2 times.
Again, he has four League Cups and he has won two of the community shields.
Foden has made 38 first-team appearances during his two seasons in Pep Guardiola’s senior squad and his performances have seen him earmarked as a star of the future.
Silva was full of praises for Foden as he discussed his departure from City, telling reporters: “I’m sure he’s going to be a fantastic player. He’s a very nice man and he will be a good replacement for me.”
“Apart from his natural skills, he’s a very competitive person. He always wants to win and that makes a very good footballer.
“When you’re young, you always ask people with experience. I’ve given him lots of advice, like how to move on the pitch. He’s taken the information in and he’s getting better day by day.
“He reminds me of myself when I was young — especially how he is as a person. He’s very quiet but always there, competing. He hates losing.
“The best advice I can give him is always stay calm. Whatever happens in football, the highs and lows, always keep calm.”
Silva talking about Kompany’s replacement
“It’s going to be very difficult to replace a player like Vinnie, on the pitch and off it,” said Silva, who has made 396 appearances for City, scoring 70 goals.
“He was an excellent warrior for City. But with the new generation we will find another one, another Vinnie.
“You always need experienced footballers around to help you. But City’s future is in safe hands with Bernardo [Silva], Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Phil there.”
Foden can replace Silva at City
Pep is a big fan of the 19 years old midfielder and has been giving him the chance anytime he has to.
Foden has substituted Silva several times during the season. He never disappoints any time he gets his chance.
He helped the England under 17 team win their last appearance.
Foden also played an integral role in City winning the FA Cup and the League Cup as Pep needed rotation to keep his squad fresh.