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Jack Grealish has urged Manchester City to be more ruthless with their chances and admitted he needs to be more clinical in front of goal himself.
The Premier League champions recorded a comfortable 3-0 win over Young Boys at the Etihad on Tuesday evening to secure their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
City were utterly dominant but Grealish felt they were unusually loose in front of goal.
“We won 3-0, but on another day it could have been five or six,” he told the Manchester Evening News.
The England international set up Phil Foden’s opener on Tuesday night but is yet to open his account for the season and acknowledged he needed to improve his returns in front of goal.
Jack Grealish has urged Manchester City to be more ruthless in front of goal
City defeated Young Boys 3-0 on Tuesday evening to book a place in the knockout stages
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‘I have to score more goals. I know what I have to offer to the team, apart from goals and assists,” he explained.
‘Every attacking player wants to score more goals.’
Grealish has had a frustrating start to the season after missing a month and having his place in the starting XI threatened by Jeremy Doku.
The Belgian has made a blistering start to his City career, with Grealish limited to just three starts in his nine Premier League appearances so far.
Grealish started the 3-0 win in the Manchester derby but was back on the bench this weekend as Doku opened the scoring in the 6-1 defeat of Bournemouth, contributing a further four goals.
However, Guardiola has no doubts that he will be back to his best.
“Jack is back,” the Spaniard said earlier this week.
‘The way he played at Old Trafford, to give us more composure and more strength in that position, was decisive for us.
‘We need everyone. There are many games and everyone has to compete.
Grealish (centre) set up Phil Foden’s opener as City romped to a fourth win in as many Champions League games
Pep Guardiola said he wants his players to be angry if they lose their place in the starting line-up
“As much as Jeremy and Jack perform, and I can play them both at the same time, but if they don’t, train better the next day, because the moment will come, and if you’re mentally in your head, you’ll perform well.
‘Then we will win games and you will be happy and everyone will be happy. This is what we have to do.’
Meanwhile, Guardiola warned City to remain focused on winning the Champions League group after securing a place in the round of 16.
“There are still two games to play,” he said.
‘RB Leipzig is the toughest opponent in this group and we have to try to finish further. It is important to have the weapon of the second match at home in the last sixteen, instead of away.’