Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he is very much okay with Jack Grealish’s contribution to the club this season.
Grealish has failed to live up to the expectations at the Etihad as he became the most expensive signing in English football history after he compiled his £100m deal from Aston Villa last summer.
Guardiola isn’t bothered by Grealish’s performance, admitting he is satisfied with the player’s contribution in his City debut season.
“I think the main [statistics] are the goals and the assists,” he said.
“They are the ones I am trying to work on the most.”
“Maybe he listened too much to what the people say,” he explained.
“It’s wrong but the statistics are better and he plays quite similar to Aston Villa in terms of ball contact. He had the chances against Crystal Palace in 20 minutes to score three goals. It didn’t happen but it’s going to happen. We didn’t buy him to score 45 goals.”
The 26-year-old, who has been on the sidelines with a shin problem has netted just four goals in 17 appearances for the league leaders.