Phil Foden reportedly furious about tweet sent by management team after Champions League win
The tweet has since been deleted
Phil Foden was once again the star of the show on Wednesday night after another dazzling display, helping Manchester City reach the last four of the Champions League for the first time under Pep Guardiola. His goal in the 75th minute to make the score 4-2 on aggregate secured the victory for City, who go into the semi-finals as favourites to lift the European Cup for the first time in their history.
But Foden's night was somewhat dampened by a tweet sent from his account after the game, which appeared to be calling out Kylian Mbappé, another one of the world's best young players (who also happens to be a Nike athlete.)
The tweet, which has since been deleted, was sent shortly after the final whistle, asking Mbappé:" Are you ready?" with a photo of Foden striking the ball for his goal during the Dortmund game.
It has since been confirmed that the tweet was sent by the company who manage Foden's account, with suggestions that Foden himself and people close to him were left furious by the needlessly provocative nature of the post.
Foden didn't post that Mbappe tweet himself, it was done by the company that manage his account. People close to Foden not particularly happy about it and it's been deleted
— Sam Lee (@SamLee) April 14, 2021
Foden will come up against Mbappé's PSG in the next round of the Champions League, with both oil-rich-nation-backed clubs desperate to win the competition for the first time.
PSG knocked out last season's champions Bayern Munich this week on away goals, having scored three in Munich last week.