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Manchester City star Phil Foden has revealed the modest sum he pays for his haircut after scoring in the club’s 3-1 win over FC Copenhagen, before leaving TNT pundits in stitches by prompting to Micah Richards for his visits to the barber.
Foden scored Manchester City’s third and final goal to seal a confident victory in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie and cap a magnificent performance, and was in good spirits when he spoke to the announcer after the game.
The 23-year-old has become a key figure under Pep Guardiola this season, scoring 14 goals and providing 10 assists at the Etihad to lead their hopes of another major trophy, while also giving himself a huge opportunity to be part of England’s starting eleven at Euro 2024 this summer.
And after assessing his performance in Denmark, the topic quickly turned to Foden’s hair after expert Richards noticed he had a “new trim” and asked the player how much he pays for a haircut.
“Before you go, who’s your barber because your cut looks pretty fresh? I’m not going to lie,” Richards asked the player.
Manchester City star Phil Foden has revealed the modest sum he pays for a haircut despite earning £200,000 a week at the Etihad.
The English winger goaded Micah Richards for the huge sum he pays for a tight scoop.
Experts Richards and Jamie Carragher were baffled by Foden’s response.
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Foden then replied: “I hear you pay a lot for your cut,” leaving Richards and fellow experts Jamie Carragher and Thierry Henry in stitches.
Richards revealed the huge sum he spent on a haircut last year, claiming he spends around £600 a week on three separate visits to the hairdresser.
Presenter Kate Abdo then pressed Foden on how much he wastes, and England’s international response shocked the studio.
“20 pounds from the local,” he said. ‘I swear. Sometimes I fix it, but I’ve been going to the same barber since I was eight.
During a Champions League night last year, Richards explained his baffling spending on a cutback.
‘How much does my barber cost? £200 a time yes. When I say more, tomorrow I will trim for the Champions League and I am working at the weekend, so I will trim.
Richards revealed last year that he normally spends £200 on a haircut three times a week.
‘I did it today. Tomorrow I have to sharpen.
Abdo went on to explain that three haircuts a week at that price equates to more than £31,000 a year, although Richards insisted it was only during expert weeks.
Foden spoke to the team of experts about his brilliant form, which has seen him score five goals in his last three games.
Asked if he has ever felt more vital, Foden told TNT Sports: “I don’t think so.” It’s probably the longest run of games I’ve played in a City shirt.
“When you play every game I think you can get a lot of rhythm. I feel good this year and I’m helping the team the best I can.”
Foden believes the key to his impressive performances lies in his consistent run of starts rather than Guardiola’s tactical decision to play him in central positions.
Foden, who scored for City in a 3-1 win in Copenhagen, attributed his improvement to his increased playing time.
“Like I said, when you have a series of games you meet and start making connections with other players,” he added.
“I started playing in the pocket, but today I played wide and did a good job.”
Foden has typically played on the flanks or in the number 10 position since his breakthrough at City, but is more comfortable dictating play as a support point.
“I just feel alive,” Foden explained. ‘I feel like I’m always involved in the game.
I think you can also participate in the game. You can get the ball, make some decent passes and develop your confidence. “On the field you have to wait for the ball.”
City are expected to lift the Champions League for the second year in a row and have almost reached the last 16 ahead of the home game against Copenhagen.
Kevin De Bruyne scored an excellent first goal but City fell behind after a poor attempted pass from Ederson allowed Magnus Mattsson to bend for the equaliser.
However, Bernardo Silva took advantage of a deflection to give City the lead on the stroke of half-time, before Foden made sure of the result with seconds remaining.