Jack Grealish has put talk of Manchester City being in a crisis into perspective. The champions recently ended their 4-game run in the Premier League without a win with their 2-1 win over Luton Town on Sunday. There had been a suggestion of Pep Guardiola’s side being in a mini-crisis following their 1-nil defeat to Aston Villa.
But the England international scoffed at suggestions his side were in crisis. While City failed to win in 4 Premier League games, all of their games were against quality sides. They drew against Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham before losing to Aston Villa at Villa Park. Villa are currently riding a 15-game winning streak at home and looks like they could be title contenders this season.
Grealish highlighted this face when speaking after City’s win over Luton Town. He said: “We lost one game in four and we played four brilliant teams (Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Villa). Look at Arsenal. Did they beat Chelsea? No. Did they beat Villa? No. Did they beat Spurs? No. They didn’t win against those teams. But then we didn’t win… it’s: “City are in a crisis, blah blah blah”. I think people try to act as if there’s a big crisis when, in reality, there’s not.”
The City winger also highlighted the fact the treble winners head to the FIFA Club World Cup with the opportunity to claim more silverware in 2023. He added: “We’re four points off the top of the league and going to Saudi Arabia next week to try to win a cup that cements us as the best in the world.”
The comments by Jack Grealish do put City’s winless run into perspective. While it is rare to see City not win in four games, despite that run they are well placed for another title challenge this season. The European champions will be aiming for wins against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday evening and at home to Crystal Palace this Saturday before they head to Saudi Arabia for the FIFA Club World Cup.