After analysing his first few games with Manchester City, Jack Grealish has drawn out comparison with Kevin De Bruyne.
Jack Grealish thinks that he should follow the footsteps of his teammate Kevin De Bruyne at Manchester City to make an impact on games. Also, the England international certainly feels the pressure coming from his £100 million transfer price tag.
At the beginning of August, City managed to break the British transfer record following Grealish’s move from Aston Villa. As it stands, the 25-year-old has agreements to a six-year deal at Etihad Stadium.
We all witnessed Grealish making his debut under Pep Guardiola in their Community Shield loss to Leicester City. After that, the attacking midfielder featured in all three Premier League matches for City but seems to be unhappy about his performances.
“I have had games at City already where I have come off. And I thought ‘I could have changed that game more,'” the former Villa star told ITV Sport. “That’s why they paid this amount of money for me’.”
“That is what the likes of Kevin De Bruyne would do. That is what he does; changes games and flips them on their head. I have had games already. The Community Shield final against Leicester and the first game of the season against Spurs. Where I felt like I could have done that.”
“But since then, I have had a perfect start to my career [at City].”
“Nowadays, especially in football, you look at players in my type of position and you are not going to hit your peak [until later years],” he added. “For example, you look at Kevin De Bruyne, who is 30, and he has just signed a new deal at City. And he is probably at the height of his career now.”
“It is probably the best he has ever played in the last couple of years. I’m 25, I have got three, four, five years until I reach his age. And I have got so much more to learn in the game and so much more to improve. And I feel like I will over the next few years, definitely.”