Manchester City have maximized their American outing to shake off all holiday niggles. With just two match outings, City should be in high spirits ahead of the Community Shield clash with Jurgen Klop’s side in less than a week.
Although the Sky Blues came out with slender one goal wins against both Club America and Bayern Munich, they did not fail to establish their title winning dominance and resilience in both matches.
Despite Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland stealing the show against the Mexican and German giants respectively, one player has seemed to make a very impressive statement in both outings; Jack Grealish.
The English international sealed a move to the Etihad last summer in an English record breaking deal worth £100m, however failed to replicate his Villa Park brilliance in his maiden season at Manchester.
The Cityzen number 10 may not have tasted immediate success at the Etihad but success was almost inevitable under City manager, Pep Guardiola. The versatile midfield maestro registered two assists in an equal number of games in less than a week.
His 12th minute sublime control from a De Bruyne pass in the Bavarian half earned him acres of space to drill a low ball that saw Erling Halaand score the match deciding goal.
Assisting twice in two outings has not only improved Grealish’s numbers but has engraved his name in the heart of his home fans and even teammates. Erling Haaland not being left out had a comment to make on Jack’s performance.
“Good. He has to get better and I have to get better but (it was a) good link. I like the vibe around him so its going to be fun.”
While a Halaand – De Bruyne partnership has been backed to be a very deadly threat to all opponents in the coming season, the opponents may just be blindsided by a Haaland – Grealish partnership that is already to be an attacking threat.