Jack Grealish was ‘broken’ after Man City’s Champions League win over Club Brugge and gave talkSPORT’s Gabby Agbonlahor a glimpse into life under Pep Guardiola.
City were at their best in Belgium, scoring five points on their way to victory in the group stage.
Guardiola’s men were relentless, pressing Brugge high up the pitch, and it was an almost perfect performance from the Spanish side, with a late goal from the hosts – after a sloppy defense – the only spot on another stellar night for City.
Agbonlahor spoke to Grealish after the game about his grueling 90-minute outing, life at his new club and how Guardiola changed his game.
The talkSPORT expert and the former Aston Villa catpain also said there were a thing or two Manchester United could learn from their hard-working rivals.
Speaking on the talkSPORT Breakfast, Agbonlahor said: “If I was Ole at the hotel now, I would show them the City game last night.
“Look, they’ve got a £ 100million player and all these superstars stalking the goalkeeper, hitting all the pitch and leaving everything on the pitch.
“I spoke to Jack last night and he was bowled over by the game.
“It’s not just luxury players who can only do it when they have the ball, they are squeezing everyone and Manchester United should be doing it in every game they play.”
Agbonlahor asked former Villa Grealish ace to play under big Guardiola, and the talkSPORT man revealed: “He said Pep is detailed in training, consistent form, you know exactly where you’re supposed to be, the positions that you are meant to be and you can tell it by the way they play. They are like robots.
“Rodri is playing De Bruyne, he’s going to find Foden, and they play like they have one more man on the pitch.
“Last night I couldn’t believe it. I took pity on the opposition.
Grealish moved to Man City for £ 100million from Aston Villa this summer, leaving his childhood club to the Premier League champions.
He has so far two goals and two assists in ten games played this season as he settles into his new surroundings.
When asked if being there and working with better players would make a difference for Grealish, Agbonlahor replied, “I think it’s more that when you get the ball you’re going to put it in. the right positions. Someone will find the right pass.
“We talked about Jack, but look at Cancelo’s goal, Kyle Walker’s goal – you can do those crazy runs from unnatural positions for a full-back and still be found by quality players.
“That’s the difference now with Jack, he’s playing for England and Man City with quality players and you know you always have chances.”
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