SERGIO AGUERO has revealed that he encouraged Pep Guardiola to play Phil Foden more.
In Tuesday night's manic encounter with Real Madrid, Foden equalled Wayne Rooney for most Champions League goals by an Englishman at 21.
Aguero, 33, was talking to Mario Balotelli live on his Twitch channel during the epic 4-3 victory for Manchester City.
The icon said: "F***. Foden. My blue prince. My chick.
"Well Foden, I told you Mario, Foden started playing because I asked Pep to play him more."
City will take a slender lead to the Bernabeu next Wednesday after a thrilling Champions League semi-final.
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Foden was in gorgeous form – much to the delight of Aguero.
The England international was in party mode from the off, wooing the crowd with deft touches, pinpoint control and quick passes.
After playing a part in the second City goal, it wasn't long before he was on the scoresheet himself.
As Madrid got stung trying to play out from the back, Fernandinho pounced, played a one-two and centred for the wonderkid to net with a downward header.
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It was Foden's ninth goal in Europe's most elite competition.
And at such a tender age, it feels like he's been around for a long time.
BT Sport made the comparison with one of this country's best ever talents.
They tweeted: "Phil Foden matches Wayne Rooney for most Champions League goals scored by an English player at 21 years of age. Generational."
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