Manchester City are reaching the business end of the season and Pep Guardiola knows Phil Foden has become a "serious player".
Phil Foden and Rodri were on target as Manchester City edged past Aston Villa in a game that saw a sending off for each side.
Raheem Sterling has been a peripheral figure for Manchester City of late but remains a "key" player for the club.
There can be no time for focusing on the past or future in football, said Pep Guardiola when asked about Phil Foden's development.
Manchester City are through to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in five years, owing much to Phil Foden's goals.
Manchester City and Pep Guardiola's tale of torment in Champions League semi-finals looked set to continue. Phil Foden had other ideas.
Raheem Sterling has only started one of Manchester City's past six games and Pep Guardiola says this is down to Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez.
Manchester City's previous Champions League failures played on their mind during a 2-1 quarter-final first-leg win over Borussia Dortmund.
Marco Reus cancelled out Kevin De Bruyne's opener but Phil Foden ensured Manchester City will take a 2-1 lead to Borussia Dortmund.
Erling Haaland has been linked to Manchester City but first he will try to wreck their Champions League hopes, with Ruben Dias in his way.