Grealish delights Guardiola as Pep praises ruthless Man Metropolis

Manchester Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola hailed club-record signing Jack Grealish following his memorable Champions League debut, whereas lauding the ruthlessness of his workforce of their 6-3 rout of RB Leipzig.

Grealish – who arrived from Aston Villa in a reported £100million deal throughout the earlier switch window – scored in Metropolis’s victory over visiting Leipzig in Manchester on Wednesday.

The England worldwide teed up Nathan Ake for Metropolis’s Sixteenth-minute opener earlier than scoring a objective of his personal approaching the hour-mark midweek.

Grealish grew to become the primary Englishman to each rating and help on their Champions League debut since Manchester United nice Wayne Rooney towards Fenerbahce in September 2004.

“Hopefully it may be the primary of many,” Guardiola stated of Grealish post-match. “I’ve the sensation that day-after-day he’s taking part in higher, and I’m fairly certain he can be higher sooner or later.

“His contribution was once more excessive, good. I’m delighted together with his sport.”

Christopher Nkunku scored a hat-trick for Leipzig, however Premier League champions Metropolis have been to not be denied on a wild European evening.

Riyad Mahrez, Joao Cancelo and substitute Gabriel Jesus have been additionally heading in the right direction for Metropolis, who benefited from Nordi Mukiele’s personal objective following Ake’s opener.

Metropolis have received 50 of their 91 Champions League video games (D16 L25) – changing into the second quickest workforce to 50 wins within the event’s historical past after Actual Madrid in 2003 (50 wins in 88 video games).

“After all, I’m delighted and glad and thanks to those unimaginable gamers we’ve got. It was a very robust sport,” stated Guardiola, who took cost of his three hundredth match as Metropolis supervisor throughout all competitions (W219 D36 L45) and the 750th fixture of his profession (W547 D113 L90).

“The primary sport at house it was necessary to win and we scored six objectives. Seventeen objectives within the final 4 video games is sweet to offer to them. Now relaxation and put together for Southampton. 9 objectives in a single sport so it’s good for all of the folks watching.

“A workforce like RB Leipzig by no means offers up. They’ve a transparent thought. They assault inside, they put a variety of gamers inside. They don’t have the issue of shedding the ball as a result of after they lose the ball they make fast transitions.

“When we’ve got the ball they’re there to press you. On the identical time when you possibly can regain the ball, move again and swap play just a little bit, you at all times have an opportunity to run and rating a objective.

“I feel the sport was tight. We have been lucky that after they scored we have been in a position to rating instantly.

“I noticed the sport towards Bayern Munich, they made it 1-2 and Bayern Munich suffered due to the counter-attack. It’s an attention-grabbing workforce.

“They’ve performed like this since Ralf Rangnick arrived. They actually play. It is without doubt one of the greatest groups in Germany. That’s the reason I’m extremely glad with the gamers for the primary victory within the group stage.”

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