Cole Palmer wants to be the next player to successfully graduate from the Manchester City academy to the first team after Phil Foden.
Palmer has been a part of City’s senior training squad this year, making a start in the Community Shield and a first Premier League appearance in the win over Norwich. He came off the bench against Wycombe in the Carabao Cup to net his first professional goal with a fine solo effort.
Clearly full of confidence, Palmer spoke after the game about building on his debut goal and ensuring it’s the first of many.
Speaking to broadcasters, he described the feeling of scoring a senior goal for City, and the motivation it has given him to kick on.
“I’m over the moon, to be honest that’s probably the best feeling I’ve ever had,” he said.
“When I see it go in and hear the fans. Thats why we work as little kids. I’ve got to keep going, get more opportunities to try and have moments like that again.
“The manager trusts us so we trust him back., you can see on the training pitch how many of us train with him. To get the opportunity tonight, we’re all delighted.”
And when asked about Foden’s journey from academy to senior team, Palmer said there’s no reason why he can’t follow exactly the same path.
He said: “Of course he gives you inspiration to see someone who’s come through the academy to the first team so I don’t see why I can’t do it and hopefully I go on and do it.”