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Foden, 19, scored a double for England Under-21s on Monday night in their 2-0 win over Kosovo Under-21s.
The attacking midfielder put on a glittering display at the KC Stadium, as he continued his rise to stardom.
However, his manager at national level, Aidy Boothroyd, insisted there is more to come from the youngster.
Speaking afterwards, he insisted that his levels can still rise, despite his impressive showing against Kosovo.
“He’s probably not played as well as he can do actually,” said Boothroyd.
“He’s obviously happy with his goals and that’s a mark of a good player, always wanting to be better.
“He took his goals really well and the more he plays for us, hopefully it can be a little showcase of what he can do for his club.
“If Phil keeps doing what he’s doing and keeps learning. That’s the great thing about him, he wants to be better.
“He knows he’s not as good as he can be yet and that to me is the most exciting thing about him.”
Boothroyd’s comments came just days after Foden appeared to send a frustrated message to Pep Guardiola over his lack of playing time for the Premier League champions.
Despite being one of the most promising talents in the country, Foden has only played 19 league matches for City, with 13 of those coming last season.
He has only featured once this season, a ten minute cameo against West Ham, and he insisted on Sunday that he wants to be playing more minutes.
“He has his own opinions and I stick by how I am,” Foden said.
“I just know that I’m ready to play.
“I feel like I am. I try to show him every day in training.
“There is a bit of team-mates telling me to be patient but obviously I’m hungry and want to play now. I’m going to fight for it every day. I’m ready to play whenever.”