Jack Grealish has revealed that he is currently frustrated at Manchester City despite making a solid start to his City career, with one goal and one assist from four outings. This comes as per MEN.
Grealish, 26, was bought by the Cityzens in the recently concluded summer window for a record fee of £100 million. The defending Premier League champions smashed the British transfer record to bring the English winger to the Eithad from the Midlands, from his boyhood club, Aston Villa.
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Grealish made his City debut against Leicester City in the FA Community Shield match though he came off the bench. The former Aston Villa man revealed that the fact that he could not turn around games for Pep Guardiola against Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City has left him frustrated. City lost 0-1 in both these fixtures.
Grealish came off the bench in both the games but has started in each of City’s last three fixtures.
Speaking to ITV Sport, Grealish remarked:
“I have had games at City already where I have come off and I thought ‘I could have changed that game more. That’s why they paid this amount of money for me’.”
“That is what the likes of Kevin De Bruyne would do. That is what he does; changes games and flips them on their head. I have had games already – the Community Shield final against Leicester and the first game of the season against Spurs – where I felt like I could have done that.”
Speaking more about his teammate, Kevin De Bruyne, who is yet to join him on the field, Grealish remarked that he intends to follow in the footsteps of the Belgian who ‘improved as he got older’.
With age still on the side of the 26-year-old, Grealish still has a long way to go despite evolving into one of the better playmakers in European football. Having said that, Grealish has made a bright start to his City career despite having the weight of the £100m-price tag on his shoulders.
By no means did City enjoy a satisfactory summer window as the Cityzens failed to replace Sergio Aguero with Harry Kane even after months of negotiations with Tottenham.
For now, though, the defending Premier League champions do have enough attacking options in Ferran Torres and Gabriel Jesus to play as a striker and it will be interesting to see how Pep Guardiola manages his attack for this season as it would be practically unfeasible to employ the false-nine trick for another straight season.