Grealish opens up about his role in the Treble winning season

Jack Grealish did not have the easiest start to his Manchester City career following a pricey move to the Etihad.

With the £100m price tag came scrutiny, criticism and pressure. However, the England international took it in his stride.

He came to the Blues to win trophies, and he has certainly achieved a lot in a short time.

Before winning the Treble, he contributed to a successive Premier League title for Manchester City, as they sought to continue their dominance.

The 28-year-old was one of City’s most consistent players during the run to the Treble. Not only his most successful season, but one of the clubs too.

He dramatically improved his output during the 22/23 campaign after a slow start in his debut season. However, his ability to dictate the tempo and rhythm of the game through his close ball control and intelligence, led to him being a vital cog in Guardiola’s system.

Grealish has opened up about the Treble season on the official podcast, during which he admitted:

“I came back from the World Cup and my first game was against Leeds United and I should have scored at least two goals in the first half and at half-time, I was dwelling on that.

“But in the second half, I made two assists for Erling.

“A week later, I was on the bench at Chelsea and me and Riyad came on at the same time and I got another assist for his goal.”

He added: “After that, I just seemed to get more goal involvements.”

The Treble winner also shared insight into his relationship with the boss:

“I was feeling the love off Pep, not because he said so, but just because he was playing me in all those big games.

“Pep didn’t say anything at all, but he picked me for the big games and that said everything.”

Following new additions to the squad this summer, Jack is now one of the more senior City players. He will undoubtedly be crucial again once he returns from injury.

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