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“City move has been so much more difficult than I thought”- Jack Grealish opens up on his life at Manchester City

"City move has been so much more difficult than I thought"- Jack Grealish opens up on his life at Manchester City

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Jack Grealish has admitted that life at Manchester City has been “much more difficult” than he expected – and that he has “so much more” to give the club.

The Englishman became the Premier League’s record-breaking signing after his £100m move from Aston Villa this summer.

So far this season Grealish has managed to score and assist two goals each from 12 league starts.

The 26-year-old was dropped by Pep Guardiola as City thrashed Newcastle last weekend, a consequence of pictures published in The Telegraph showing him leaving a nightclub with team-mate Phil Foden following their previous win over Leeds, with City reportedly unhappy with the condition of the pair when they arrived for a recovery session the next day.

Speaking to Sky Sports on his life at City, Grealish said:

“I’ve done okay so far. I’ve got so much more to give. It’s been so much more difficult than I thought it was going to be. I’m still learning and adapting. I’ve heard some people take a year to adapt here so maybe it will be the same for me. I want to score more and set up more goals next year.

 

“It’s crazy because the standards here are so high on and off the pitch. It’s unbelievable and it’s why they have been so successful over the years.

 

“Having a £100m price tag means when you are going through a dry patch people ask if you are worth the money – where are his goals, where are his assists? I understand that, but I have to see it as a privilege that the club wanted to spend that much money on me and I hope I can repay them with goals and trophies.

 

“Playing in the Champions League is completely different to the Premier League – I had never played in Europe before, and I really wanted to. It’s unbelievable to hear the Champions League anthem, it makes you pinch yourself. It’s one trophy the players here really want to win.”

Source – Sky Sports

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