Pundit issues 'game-changer' Jack Grealish claim after Man City latest - 'all in trouble'
Jack Grealish can be a “game-changer” if refinds his form at Man City, according to Kevin Campbell.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Everton and Arsenal striker insisted Grealish is doing his job at Man City and will take a lot of confidence from his goal at the weekend.
The 27-year-old opened his account for the season with the first goal in City’s 3-0 win over Wolves on Saturday (17 September).
As quoted by club media after the game, he revealed he revelled in the atmosphere at Molineux and was “surprised” he was not being jeered while conducting the interview.
“Listen, I think a lot of people zero in on Jack Grealish and expect him to be the Jack Grealish at Aston Villa,” Campbell told Football Insider assistant editor Dylan Childs.
“Yes, you can say he’s not producing the great runs and all that at Man City but Man City play a different game.
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“The way they set up, you have to play intelligent football and recognise when you’re being double-teamed and you’ve got to shift that ball along and that’s what he’s doing. Pep Guardiola mentioned he’s doing fine.
“Obviously Jack Grealish would love to be the flying winger beating six players but that’s not what is needed at Man City. What’s needed is you play your position, when the opportunity comes you either beat your man or pass it and be effective.
“He’s been effective in his last few games, scored the first goal which was great for him, good for his confidence.
“He’s got a Premier League winners medal and he hasn’t really started, he hasn’t really kicked on.
“I’d love to see him really do well and get his form for the World Cup because he could be a game-changer. If he starts to play as well as he did at Villa for City, we’re all in trouble.”
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