Jack Grealish has opened up on what he needs to improve at Manchester City during a refreshingly honest post-match interview.
Pep Guardiola’s side secured qualification to the knockout stages after beating Young Boys 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.
While they reclaimed top spot of the Premier League over the weekend following a comprehensive 6-1 win over Bournemouth.
However, Grealish, who set up Phil Foden to score City’s second goal against Young Boys, reckons there is one thing he needs to improve from a personal standpoint.
When praised for his assist, the 28-year-old told TNT Sports: “I don’t think it was that good of a ball, was it?”
Upon hearing that Aly McCoist “absolutely loved it”, Grealish smiled and said: “Thanks Ali.”
When quizzed on whether City could be more ruthless in front of goal, the England international lifted the lid on his personal struggles, admitting he needed to start scoring more.
“Even myself, I need to start scoring more goals,” he said. “Obviously I know what I bring to the team aside from goals and assists but every attacking player wants to score more.”
You can listen to the whole interview below.
“I need to start scoring more goals!” ⚽️
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Grealish was handed a start against Young Boys in place of Jeremy Doku, who put on a dazzling display against Bournemouth on the weekend.
The 21-year-old, who joined the reigning Premier League champions in August from French in a deal worth a reported £55.5 million, has had a bright start to life in England.
After opening he scoring after a mazy run, the Belgium international picked up four assists in one of the performances of the season so far.
As a result, the pressure has been increased on Grealish to deliver similar numbers.
Guardiola will be aiming to become only the second manager to deliver the Champions League trophy in back-to-back seasons after Real Madrid did so back in 2017.