Jack Grealish claims he can beat any defender one-v-one after scoring on Champions League debut

Jack Grealish claims he can beat any defender one-v-one after scoring on Champions League debut


‘I’d again myself one-v-one in opposition to anybody’: Jack Grealish claims he can beat any defender on the planet after scoring curling effort on his Champions League debut for Manchester City

  • Jack Grealish scored on his Champions League debut on Wednesday evening
  • The midfielder curled house a wondergoal in Man City’s 6-3 win over RB Leipzig 
  • Grealish believes he can beat any defender on the planet whereas working within the field
  • Grealish was slammed by Pep Guardiola in the course of the recreation for his defensive work


Jack Grealish backs himself in opposition to any defender while working into the penalty space after his wondergoal earned Manchester City a 6-3 win over RB Leipzig within the Champions League.

The 26-year-old marked his first ever European recreation with a surprising curling effort within the second-half to assist Pep Guardiola‘s aspect to victory of their first Champions League group stage recreation of the season. 

After the thrilling recreation on the Etihad Stadium, Grealish revealed his delight about scoring at continental stage for the primary time and claimed he can beat any participant on the planet when in that place off the left-hand aspect.  

Jack Grealish scored on his European debut during Manchester City's 6-3 win over RB Leipzig

Jack Grealish scored on his European debut throughout Manchester City’s 6-3 win over RB Leipzig

The City midfielder curled in a wonderful curling effort to make it 4-2 to Pep Guardiola's side

The City midfielder curled in an exquisite curling effort to make it 4-2 to Pep Guardiola’s aspect

He advised BT Sport: ‘The ball got here to me and when I’m in that place, working into the realm, I’d again myself one on one in opposition to anybody. Luckily it paid off and I managed to hit the again of the web this time. 

‘I had a couple of within the first half that obtained blocked. But I’m delighted to get the objective.’

Grealish’s objective was City’s fourth of the evening after Nathan Ake’s header , Nordi Mukiele’s comical personal objective and Riyad Mahrez’s penalty, however two strikes from Christoph Nkunku saved the German aspect within the recreation. 

Nkunku accomplished his hat-trick simply after Grealish’s stunner, however Joao Cancelo’s long-range effort make it 5-3 and put the sport past the Bundesliga aspect.

Grealish claims he can beat any defender in the world whilst running into the penalty area

Grealish claims he can beat any defender on the planet while working into the penalty space

Former City defender Angelino was despatched off for a second bookable offence late on which was adopted by Gabriel Jesus’ close-range end to spherical off the scoring.  

Grealish was taking part in in his first Champions League recreation for brand spanking new membership City since making his £100million transfer from Aston Villa over the summer time and the midfielder admitted he has been earmarking this recreation for a while. 

‘I beloved it,’ he added. ‘I’ve been ready some time. The previous few weeks, I could not watch for this recreation. It’s an amazing evening.

‘It was a type of video games. It had completely all the pieces. In the tip we’re delighted to get the win in opposition to a great crew filled with power and younger gamers. I’m delighted to come back away with the three factors – and the objective and help. 

Grealish (middle) was still reprimanded by Pep Guardiola (left) over his defensive work rate

Grealish (center) was nonetheless reprimanded by Pep Guardiola (left) over his defensive work charge

‘I went to test the end result from the opposite recreation (Club Bruges 1-1 PSG) and it reveals something can occur within the Champions League. It’s why it is such an exquisite competitors. With the music and all the pieces [before the game] it was so good.’

Even although Grealish claimed a objective and an help on the evening, he was nonetheless publicly reprimanded by Guardiola after the full-time whistle over his defensive work charge within the recreation. 

Explaining the indignant dialogue with Guardiola, Grealish mentioned: ‘That was simply defensive work, I received’t go an excessive amount of into it as a result of he would possibly need the identical techniques on the weekend. 

‘That’s what the supervisor is like, he’s all the time wanting extra defensively and offensively, and he’s clearly somebody that I’m going to hearken to after all the pieces he’s achieved within the recreation. He’s simply giving out helpful info.’

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