Jack Grealish has revealed some information about Pep Guardiola’s in-game criticism of him at Manchester City.
The winger is currently in his third season at Guardiola’s Manchester City.
Despite winning five major championships during his tenure with the Citizens, the Englishman has had a difficult relationship with his management, as he has now revealed.
Grealish said this in a recent video released on the club’s official YouTube channel when asked how long it took him to fully understand what Guardiola was asking of him.
“Listen, I’ve had grillings from Pep saying ‘what are you doing in there, get back out here, stick to the game plan,'” he remarked. But you can’t fault him; look at his resume; he’s won it all, so what do you say?”
Grealish has made 93 appearances for the Etihad Stadium in all competitions, scoring 11 goals and assisting on 16 occasions.
Back in January, the winger stated that adjusting to City and Guardiola’s style of play was more challenging than he had anticipated.
With the Spaniard then noting that his style of play is basic but that he understands Grealish’s early challenges, it’s a great plus that, despite the prior grillings highlighted by the 28-year-old, the winger is now entirely compatible with his boss and the way he should be playing.
Grealish’s progression from scoring three goals and providing three assists in 26 Premier League appearances in his first season at City to scoring five goals and providing seven assists in 28 league games last season demonstrates the progress he has made in this squad.