Phil Foden said he “feels lucky” to be part of a “special team” at Manchester City and only working hard will keep him there.
Foden, 19, joined up with his City team-mates on their Asia pre-season tour after playing for England in the European Under-21s Championship.
He came off the bench in City’s 6-1 friendly win over Kitchee in Hong Kong on Wednesday.
Foden played 26 games last season, scoring seven goals.
But the highly rated midfielder is seen as a long-term successor to David Silva – who announced the the 2019-20 campaign will be his last at City.
“I am lucky to be part of it,” said Foden. “It is a special team. The success comes from the depth of the squad.
“Anyone who plays will put a shift in and play well.”