Jack Grealish confessed that he must increase his goal-scoring efforts while facing competition from the recent Manchester City signing, Jeremy Doku.
Since joining City from Rennes in the summer transfer window, Doku has made a huge impact on English football. In just two months, he has featured in 12 matches for his new club, netting three goals and supplying six assists. The Belgian’s outstanding performance has cast doubt on Grealish’s position in the team, given that the English international has not yet scored this season.
Even though he assisted Phil Foden’s goal against Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday, the English star conceded that he must begin scoring goals if he wants to secure a regular spot in his club’s lineup, especially with competition from his in-form teammate.
Grealish told TNT Sports: “I just thought to hit it straight out to Phil and let him go at the defender one-on-one. I didn’t think it was that good a ball, was it? I need to start scoring more goals and I know what I bring to the team aside from goals and assists, but every attacking player wants to score more goals.”
The former Anderlecht winger displayed scorching form over the weekend, setting a new Premier League record. He became the youngest player in the league’s history, achieving this feat at the age of 21 years and 161 days, by contributing to five goals in a single game. This remarkable performance included a goal and four assists in his club’s 6-1 victory over Bournemouth.
Pep Guardiola’s side will confront Chelsea in a pivotal Premier League match on the upcoming Sunday.