Jack Grealish has revealed his frustration after not being able to turn matches in Manchester City’s favour this season following his move from Aston Villa.
The Summer signing joined City in a record-breaking Â£100million deal and has started all three of City’s Premier League matches this season, scoring one goal and claiming one assist in his first four appearances.
Speaking with ITV Sport, the England international said: “I have had games at City already where I have come off and I thought ‘I could have changed that game more. That’s why they paid this amount of money for me’.
“That is what the likes of Kevin De Bruyne would do. That is what he does; changes games and flips them on their head. I have had games already – the Community Shield final against Leicester and the first game of the season against Spurs – where I felt like I could have done that.
“But since then, I have had a perfect start to my career [at City].”
The former Villa man however pointed out that he believes he is still several years away from reaching the very top of his game.
“For example, you look at Kevin De Bruyne, who is 30, and he has just signed a new deal at City and he is probably at the height of his career now. It is probably the best he has ever played in the last couple of years,” Grealish continued.
“I’m 25, I have got three, four, five years until I reach his age and I have got so much more to learn in the game and so much more to improve, and I feel like I will over the next few years, definitely.”