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“People like to talk” – Jack Grealish hits back at critics of Manchester City’s recent form



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Scorer of Manchester City’s winning goal against Luton on Sunday afternoon Jack Grealish has hit back at critics of the club’s recent Premier League form.

Pep Guardiola’s players had to come from behind at Kenilworth Road this weekend to claim all three points, and their first success in the Premier League for over a month after three successive draws and a defeat.

Bernardo Silva’s sumptuous bending strike inspired Manchester City to push on for a second goal against Rob Edwards’ men in the second-half, before Jack Grealish struck just moments later to move the Champions back in front.

Speaking after the contest, and after he and his City teammates had ground out the complete three points at the affectionately named ‘Kenny’, Jack Grealish was keen to hit back at those that believed the Treble winners of last season were in a crisis.

“I think a lot of people like to talk about City and go on like it’s a big crisis, in reality we’ve played very good teams,” Grealish explained. “Spurs who’ve been unbelievable, Liverpool who are top, Chelsea and Villa away, who’ve got one of the best records in Europe.”

He continued to Sky Sports after the game, “We knew we had to keep calm today and buzzing to get back to winning ways. We’ve got the best manager in the world and world class players that have dealt with a lot during their career.

“I think that’s a time (difficult results) that we have to use our experience, we have a lot of experienced players in there.”

Jack Grealish is likely to retain his place in the Manchester City side for the immediate matches, with Jeremy Doku expected to remain sidelined for up to another two weeks through a muscular injury.

Manchester City now turn their attentions towards the UEFA Champions League, as they close off their Group Stage campaign with an away trip to Belgrade in Serbia to face their matchday one opponents Crvena zvezda.

City have already qualified for the last-16 of the competition, and secured their place as group winners, meaning Pep Guardiola has the perfect opportunity to rest and rotate his squad before the return of Premier League action next weekend.