Pep protects Grealish from injury affecting form

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has defended midfielder Jack Grealish after being criticized for his performance.

         The English midfielder has been criticized for his performance since joining the Etihad Stadium last time out in a 2-1 home win over Dortmund in the Champions League. The league was once again, having started and was substituted out of the ufabet game.

         However, the Spanish boss pointed out that an ankle problem prevents Grealish from playing fully because his body is not yet full. Including the game on Wednesday, the teammates did not help as they should.

         “I know him and he’s happy with what he’s doing,” Pep said. “Now it’s a question of when to bring back his momentum that he had at the start of the season.”

         “We were fortunate that the injuries were not serious. In the last game he was the only striker to play aggressively in one-on-one duels. But in assisting he had no teammates in the penalty area. We leave him alone.”

         “When going against the full-backs only Erling (Haaland) was there, (Ilkay) Gundogan wasn’t there, Kevin (De Bruyne) wasn’t there. where they should be In the first half we didn’t make any moves that help a player with the ball and help him play easier.”