I've been saying it for quite a while and it was a surprise to hear Shearer also make the comparison.
Foden is the closest thing I have seen to Gascoigne in any player.
Both had incredible natural talent, glided either way past players, received the ball on the half turn, although Phil has a keener eye for goal inside the penalty box.
Coupled without the demons and fitness issues Gazza always had, that makes Phil destined for a small group of players confined to maybe four or five in the world in the years to come.
He's blooming and you can see it coursing through his veins. There was one guy on that pitch for us yesterday who refused to accept us being knocked out.
Foden might just be the most naturally gifted English player since Gazza. I said that to the girls when we were watching post match stuff yesterday.
I don't want to get carried away or make too many claims though. We still need to wait and see how he develops and give him time to do so; and, on that score, I think he is in great hands with Pep.
I do think we are into a new phase though in terms of Phil's progression and it's very exciting.