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There was huge expectation and pressure put on Grealish after he joined City from boyhood club Aston Villa in a £100 million switch.
The fact he also inherited the No.10 shirt from all-time record goalscorer Sergio Aguero only added to the buzz.
Grealish won the Premier League in his first campaign and certainly enjoyed the celebrations.
The England international finished the season with three goals and three assists in the league and the general consensus is that he was underwhelming.
But a fan on Twitter has posted a video proving that the stats don't exactly tell the story of Grealish's first season at the Etihad.
The clip is 48 seconds of Grealish being "robbed of assists" at City. The 26-year-old clearly wasn't shy of creativity in sky blue, laying on key passes and crosses to teammates who couldn't convert.
Pep Guardiola has publicly praised Grealish for his displays, but he did opt against on bringing him on as a substitute against Villa on the final day when City needed to turn the game around.
Instead, he opted for Ilkay Gundogan, who came off the bench to score a brace that secured the title in dramatic fashion.
After collecting his winners medal, Grealish gave an incredibly open interview to Sky Sports where he admitted he was a little afraid to express himself in his new surroundings.
"In my head I'm thinking I can't lose this ball" 🤔— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 22, 2022
Jack Grealish says at times this season he has played it safe... pic.twitter.com/IAiTP9Io9f
"You know, even times where people have said to me 'I want Jack to attack more, like at Villa,'" Grealish said on the pitch to Roy Keane, Jamie Redknapp and Micah Richards.
"And I feel like sometimes, because Pep don’t want you to lose the ball, I’m so in my head, thinking 'I can’t lose this ball,' you know what I mean.
"Where I feel like, 'All right, I’ve got to come back out.'"
There were glimpses of Grealish's brilliance and he felt at his most confident in the penultimate game of the season against West Ham, where he got City back into the game.
He continued: "For example in the second half last week, against West Ham, I felt like once I’d scored I was like 'Come on, give me the ball,' and I was running at people, trying to create things.
"I even spoke to people I’m close to after the game, my dad, I was like 'I felt like myself then, playing today,'
"Hopefully I can bring that next season. I’m sure I will."
Attacking players have typically taken a season to bed in at City at Guardiola before going up another gear in their second campaign and it's hoped that Grealish will continue the trend.
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