Pep Guardiola is confident that Jack Grealish will restore his goalscoring form following a 12-game goalless streak.

The 26-year-old has scored just two goals in 19 appearances for the Citizens in all competitions since joining from Aston Villa for a British record £100 million in the summer.

Grealish recently missed several chances in the victory over Watford and then blazed a glorious chance over the crossbar from close range against Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend, but Guardiola is confident that the playmaker will soon rediscover his scoring touch.

Speaking to the press ahead of City’s Premier League clash with Leeds United on Tuesday, Guardiola said: “Grealish doesn’t have to do anything different. The way he’s playing is good. It will come, absolutely no problem.

“He’ll continue to practice because [we’ve] got so many fantastic players. He thinks we have to score correct goals all the time. He doesn’t have to. He has to do exactly what he is doing. No more than that. The rest is coming in time.

“He has chances to score goals every game and one day he is going to do it. He could have had a hat-trick against Watford and he will have that chance again.”

Grealish will be hoping to score his first goal for Man City since September 15 if he plays against Leeds at the Etihad Stadium, a team he has faced six times previously without scoring.


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