Former Chelsea star Joe Cole has hailed Rico Lewis as an outstanding player after an impressive display in his debut match for England.
Lewis was named the man of the match after a 1-1 draw against North Macedonia as the Three lions closed their Euro 2024 qualification campaign.
Cole who was part of City’s Channel 4 team covering the fixture didn’t hesitate to praise the teenager alongside other admirers of the youngster.
He said: “[He was] outstanding.
“Pep Guardiola waxed lyrical about him and tonight he was So difficult to pick up for the opposition.
“He allowed England to build through the lines much better than they did against Malta.
“He was effective. I think he is an outstanding footballer and given Gareth Southgate another real option in that position.”