Phil Foden believes that victory for Manchester City over Fluminense could provide a platform for his team to kick on in the second half of the season. Foden would appear right to believe something historic could propel the European champions after a difficult first half of the season.
This season has seen errors plague the champions. Usually, City would put teams away when in winning positions. But this season has seen the champions drop points in four Premier League games from winning positions. Three of those games have occurred at the Etihad. Draws against Liverpool, Tottenham and Crystal Palace saw City squander winning positions. It also happened at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea in a 4-all draw. It would appear that the treble winners need a boost to snap them back into the gear.
Achieving something historic may be the boost City requires. Tonight’s final against Fluminense will see the European champions chase another historic feat. A win over the Brazilian side would see City become the first English club to hold the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup titles. If City do win it may provide the impetus for them to kick on during the second half of the season.
Speaking with mancity.com Phil Foden believes tonight’s final may inspire Pep Guardiola’s side. He said: “If we can win on Friday it is going to give us massive confidence and a push that we need so hopefully we can win the final for the Club for the first time. It’s our first time here as a club and hopefully, we can win in the final as it’s so important for the Club.”
Creating history may inspire City for what comes next this season.