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Kompany: Foster Is Made For The Premier League


BURNLEY, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 7: Lyle Foster of Burnley in action with Marc Cucurella and Moises Caicedo of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Chelsea FC at Turf Moor on October 7, 2023 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany has made big admission about South African striker Lyle Foster during his debut season in Premier League.

Foster recently returned to action for Burnley after spending a couple months away from the game to deal with his mental health.

Read: Emotional Kompany Singles Out Foster

Since returning to the field, Foster remains the player with the most goal contributions for the Clarets this season with four goals and three assists.

“What he’s for sure shown in the little time he’s played in the Premier League is that he’s made for this league,” the Burnley coach said, as per Planet Sport.

“What level in this league is difficult to assess because sometimes we forget about how high the bar has been set now in the Premier League. I don’t think it’s ever been this high.

“I don’t know whether the priority for him right now is anything other than being happy and playing. He’s got an eight-week plan, so he’s still being closely monitored at the moment.

“I think you have to look at it like an injury a little bit. Every positive sign we want to see, we’ve seen. Everything he’s had to do he’s done brilliantly and now we just have to keep him on that path. Of course the goal is to just have him live a normal life but he will get there.

“He was good before but he was playing with a massive weight on his shoulders. Us going through the process and him being what he’s showed now, I don’t even think he’s at full fitness yet.

“But just having the weight off your shoulders, being free to play, that’s why his performances are now of another level. He’s hopefully on a path where he’ll be able to unlock everything he’s got.”

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