the difficult integration of Jack Grealish –

Jack Grealish had enormous pressure on his shoulders. Become the most expensive recruit in the history of Manchester City, the English international had been recruited against 117.5 million euros in the summer of 2021. He landed from Aston Villa, full of promise. But his integration did not go as planned.

“I thought it would be easier”

Thereby, in an interview with the teamJack Grealish returned to his difficult integration on the side of Manchester City. “I thought it would be easier, that it was just football after all. But in reality I had to adapt to a new club, a new coach, new teammates… I also had to adapt. integrates what Pep expected of me”.

Jack Grealish has indeed gone from Aston Villa, his training club, to a top European level team. “At Villa, I was the captain, and I had been there for 7 years in the first team. I knew everyone in a club where the majority of English players played. At City, I landed in a dressing room with a lot of different cultures and nationalities, including among the staff and the physiotherapists. So, I took time to adapt to this new environment, which I appreciate enormously”.

Grealish in the Manchester City shirt (IconSport)

Jack Grealish still targeted by the English press

In addition, the English international of Manchester City suffers from a bad image in England. Indeed, the media take pleasure in dwelling on Jack Grealish’s nocturnal outings, and spend their time pointing the finger at him. A situation that the interested party does not appreciate. “Sometimes I want to tell them to leave me alone, and take care of someone else, so I can focus on my game. Because there’s always background noise, generated by articles or other things. It’s probably related to my style of play and the fact that I play in one of the biggest clubs in the world. I imagine that the price at which City have paid to Aston Villa also contributes to this attention”.

In any case, Jack Grealish does not dwell on these statements, and seems to want to focus on what Pep Guardiola expects of him. “If I play, if the manager is happy with me, and if on top of that we can win trophies, that’s all I care about. I don’t care if then people say my stats aren’t good enough. high”. On good terms…

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