Bernardo Silva praises the ‘incredible’ Jack Grealish after his brilliance in their 4-1 win over Liverpool… and insists the Man City winger needs ‘time’ to adapt to Pep Guardiola’s ‘different style of play’.
- Grealish was the standout player for Man City in their 4-1 win over Liverpool
- The winger scored a goal and an assist against Jurgen Klopp’s side on Saturday
- His teammate, Silva, later commended the “fantastic” performance.
Bernardo Silva believes Jack Grealish is now producing “incredible” football after spending some time settling in at Manchester City.
Grealish was superb in City’s convincing 4-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday, his performance including scoring one goal, creating another and a vital interception to deny either side the other.
It was the latest of a number of impressive performances this season from the England midfielder, who has become a mainstay of Pep Guardiola’s side and looks like a £100m player.
The 27-year-old had an inconsistent first season at the Etihad Stadium following his then British-record move from Aston Villa in 2021, but team-mate Silva is not surprised his quality has now picked up.
“He was really good,” said the Portuguese playmaker. “Against Liverpool he was amazing.
Jack Grealish produced a stunning performance in Manchester City’s 4-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday
His City teammate, Bernardo Silva (right), then praised the “fantastic” performance.
“The first season at City is not easy. For me it wasn’t easy – not easy for Riyad (Mahrez).
People think you’re going to join one of the best teams in the world and you’re going to start every game and be the best player in every game. It just doesn’t work that way.
“The manager demands a lot from the players, it’s a different style of play than most other teams.
You have to get used to it. Sometimes it takes time. When you’re going through tough times, you just have to accept it and move on.
“Now Jack is doing well and I’m really happy for him – he deserves it.”
With Arsenal also victorious at the weekend, City’s success did not see them cut Arsenal’s lead at the top of the Premier League. The difference is still eight points, even though City have a game in hand.
However, the performance maintains the champions’ winning momentum throughout March and confirmed their determination not to relinquish the title easily.
Silva said: “I think we are playing our best football this season. Where we are now is the best we have played so far. We have to keep the momentum.
Silva insisted Grealish had done a good job of adapting to a “different style of play” at Manchester City
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