Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has insisted that he didn’t sign Jack Grealish to score incredible goals and assists in the Premier League.
Grealish who became the most expensive British player ever when the Premier League champions signed him for £100 million last season, has scored three goals and provided only three assists across his 28 Premier League appearances.
However, in a press conference ahead of today’s clash against Wolves, Guardiola stated that Grealish was not getting enough support from his team-mates.
“We didn’t sign him for the incredible goals or assists.
“It was another reason and when he plays he does it. I want (him) to make goals and I want assists and he does, too.”
“In the last game, he was the only one up front who made aggressive runs, one against one. But to make assists, he didn’t have his teammates in the box so we left him isolated.
“When he went against the full-back, only Erling (Haaland) was there. (Ilkay) Gundogan was not there, Kevin (De Bruyne) was not there and they should have been. In the first half, we didn’t make any movements to help the players who had the ball and give him possibilities to make it easier,” Guardiola said.
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