The manager of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola has insisted that the club’s new signing Jack Grealish needs more time to adapt to the system of the club.
Pep Guardiola argued that though Grealish needs more time, everyone at the club also needs time to get fully into the flow of the 2021-2022 season which started on a bad note for City.
Recall that Manchester City played their first Premier League game of the 2021-2022 season on Sunday, August 15, 2021, against Tottenham Hotspur. To the dismay of many, Tottenham Hotspur who were without Harry Kane defeated Manchester City 1-0.
Coach Pep Guardiola started his new signing, Jack Grealish in the Premier League game but could not perform up to expectation. The game became so difficult for him that he ended the match with a yellow card without scoring or providing an assist.
Due to how poorly Jack Grealish performed, critics of Manchester City began to wonder why the club decided to splash £100 million on the 25-year-old versatile football star.
No club has ever paid a whopping £100 million on a British player until Manchester City decided to pay Aston Villa such an amount of money for Grealish this summer.
Hence, most critics expect the England international to be an instant hit at the Premier League club based on the capacity he has displayed at Aston Villa and the amount his new club paid for his service.
Despite the criticism, Pep Guardiola feels it is too early for Jack Grealish to perform to expectation. He stressed that the football star needs Manchester City to improve and the club also needs him to be the team it ought to be.
Jack Grealish is expected to play for Manchester City when Norwich City visits the Etihad Stadium later today, August 21, 2021, at 15:00.
Despite Manchester City’s disappointing start to the 2021-2022 season, Pep Guardiola says he does not have “any doubts” about his players who won the 2020-2021 Premier League title.
Pep Guardiola said: “I don’t have any doubts… What they (his players) have done so far, many, many years…the main group of the people is the same. I know their mentality, I know they want to do it, and tomorrow (Saturday) with our people, of course, we want to do it.
“Football is unpredictable, and everything can happen, and the bad periods can happen again. So we will see.
“But I am more than optimistic [from] what they have done since they arrived, and step by step we will improve.”
Pep Guardiola advocates for Covid-19 vaccines
The manager of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola has urged Premier League players and staff to accept Covid-19 vaccinations.
Reports claimed that some of the players and staff are skeptical about accepting the vaccination due to the speculations that there are side effects attached to it.
While noting that he is not the right person to convince the players and staff to accept the covid-19 vaccination, the Spanish tactician said “the players have to know that is [to] protect them, family, and the rest of society. But no one can obligate them to do it.”
“I think the best way is to explain to them the benefits or not benefits to being vaccinated or not, for themselves, for their families…and for the rest of the people working here and in the street. And after that, everyone is going to decide”, he added.
“But, when all the scientists, all the doctors, all the big specialists about medicine say the only solution to eradicate or help to move forward after this two years of pandemic situation is being vaccinated, I think they should consider it.”
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