Pep Guardiola admits Man City need more goals from Jack Grealish
Pep Guardiola acknowledges Jack Grealish must score more goals for Man City.
After seeing Manchester City defeat Leeds 3-1 at Elland Road, Jack Grealish has been challenged by Pep Guardiola to score more goals.
Guardiola’s team put on a strong performance and easily won, but it could and arguably should have been much easier.
Grealish had three excellent chances to score in the opening period but failed to take any of them.
Ultimately, he delivered by setting up two goals for Erling Haaland in the second half, although Guardiola acknowledged that he still desired to see more from the former Aston Villa player.
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“Grealish made two assists, he allowed us to give an extra pass when he had it,” Guardiola told Amazon Prime.
The win saw Man City cut Arsenal’s lead at the top of the Premier League to five points, and Guardiola was happy to get the win considering Leeds had the whole World Cup break to prepare for the fixture.
“We played really well against this team in this stadium,” he said. “We made a great performance in the second half when they were a bit more open.
“After the World Cup, nobody knows how we were going to react and the way Leeds were playing lately. Today with the ball we were brilliant.”