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Jack Grealish reacts to scoring Manchester City opener against Wolves amid recent criticism

Srinivas Sadhanand

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Jack Grealish reacts to scoring Manchester City opener against Wolves amid recent criticism

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Jack Grealish has provided his thoughts after getting on the scoresheet during Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Wolves.

The England international silenced his recent critics within 55 seconds of Saturday's contest at Molineux, by getting on to the end of an inch-perfect cross by Kevin De Bruyne.

Aside from his goal, it was the 27-year old’s all-round display for the Premier League Champions that was extremely encouraging.

The silky attacker created a number of chances for his teammates, while also taking on attackers and playing with a freedom, similar to the showings so often seen at Aston Villa.

The 27 year-olds quick footwork also led to Nathan Collins being sent off, after a dangerously high challenge on Englishman.

Grealish arguably put in his finest performance at City till date, as he shone in the Sky Blues’ 3-0 win against Bruno Lage’s side.

Reflecting on his first goal in 125 days, the Englishman said: “I enjoyed that. My goal was a long time coming.

My last goal was against West Ham at the backend of last season. And we got a great result against a top team. Wolves don’t get the credit they deserve.”

Grealish also discussed the recent criticism he has faced post-match, with talk once again surrounding his £100 million price tag.

Touching on the recent talk, Grealish candidly accepted all the criticism that has come his way.

“Rightly so [I’ve been getting criticised]”, he opened.

The Sky Blues’ number ten continued: “I should be scoring more and getting more assists. All I can do now is score and get assists. I will always have people talking about me because of the amount I got bought for.

"But if you look throughout my career, I haven't scored loads. It’s something I want to add to my game and hopefully with this team and in front of these fans I can.”

With Pep Guardiola coming out in support of the player after his underwhelming display against Dortmund, Grealish was grateful for his manager backing his corner.

“It’s nice [to get Pep praise]. He’s been great with me, I should thank him because he gave me the chance to play today after my performance on Wednesday, which wasn’t the best.”

Erling Haaland and Phil Foden were also on the scoresheet on Saturday, as Manchester City moved to the top of the Premier League table with an imperious victory.

Ultimately, Jack Grealish’s prime focus should be to maintain the level he showcased against Wolves, as he was arguably the best player on the pitch all afternoon.

The forward will now aim to cement his spot in Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad, as the 27 year-old heads st St George's Park for international duty next week.

Topics: Manchester City, Premier League, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Jack Grealish

Srinivas Sadhanand
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