Following Manchester City’s last-night defeat to RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League, Pep Guardiola was not pleased with Jack Grealish.
As the German team scored right away after the restart, following an England international’s loss of possession, Robbie Savage, who was commentating the game for TNT Sports, noticed the Spaniard’s reaction.
Well, the equaliser by RB Leipzig in the 48th minute was largely the responsibility of Manchester City’s No. 10.
Grealish attempted to cut inside from the left but lost control, allowing RB Leipzig to counterattack and tie the score with Lois Openda.
Savage said on the situation, “Wow, who would have guessed it? Pep Guardiola is upset over Leipzig’s first shot on goal. When Jack Grealish moves in and loses possession of the ball, the counterattack begins.
The 52-year-old despises careless, unnecessary loss of possession, so when the 28-year-old had his pocket picked inside the Red Bull Arena, he was anything but amused.
Grealish might have been benched by Doku at Manchester City.
Grealish, along with Manuel Akanji, was interestingly one of the first players to be substituted by Guardiola in the 72nd minute in favour of Jeremy Doku and Nathan Ake.
Doku managed to score his first UEFA Champions League goal in the 18 minutes that he was on the pitch, tying Grealish’s record for the competition.
According to WhoScored, the £100 million man had a very poor night, failing to even attempt a shot inside the Red Bull Arena or finish a dribble.
Doku’s greater effect in a shorter period of time implies Guardiola may choose to give the £55.5 million transfer from Rennes a start next weekend against Arsenal instead of Grealish.