‘He will be back’: Pep Guardiola expects Jack Grealish to rediscover form | Manchester City

Manager Pep Guardiola insisted Jack Grealish will bounce back from a disappointing season that ended with him being an unused substitute in Manchester City’s last three games, including Saturday’s FA Cup final defeat to Manchester United.

Grealish started just 20 Premier League games, scoring three goals, but his season was interrupted by a foot injury and a groin problem. Jeremy Doku started ahead of Grealish in the Premier League title-clinching win over West Ham and, trailing 2–0 at half-time against Manchester United at Wembley Stadium, Guardiola again ignored Grealish and brought on the Belgian instead.

Guardiola said: “He [Grealish] “He’ll be back. He’s struggled this season. Jeremy, as everyone has seen in recent games, has made incredible progress. But Jack will get back to the level he was at last season. I’m pretty confident.”

Guardiola has stated that he will strengthen his squad in the summer transfer market. [Txiki Begiristain] He says everything is fine. [planned] As for next year, we don’t know what will happen at the moment. We know that some players have to decide whether to stay with us or not and some players may come.

“I’m really happy with the team, the way they’ve conducted themselves this season. There’s nothing else to say. It’s good to be in the final. Unfortunately we lost, but looking at how we’ve done in the Premier League and Champions League; [knocked out on penalties in the quarter-finals] – it’s okay.

“Every season people say we should win the treble and the double. We are good but we are not that good. We worked hard and fought until the end. A lot of things happen in the final, mistakes, decisions, every moment that affect the game, and that’s why we lost.”

City won a historic fourth consecutive Premier League title this month, and Guardiola will now rest before finding new motivation for next season. [at the moment]Especially after winning the Premier League,” he said.

“Now we need to relax and come back as fresh as possible. We have to take next season step by step. We’ll see what happens and what kind of team we have.”

“We have to start working and then we’ll see what happens. My impression is that this season has been a great one, the team has been exceptional and we haven’t lost a single game in the Champions League.

“Maybe we didn’t have the rhythm in the first half. [against United]they played long. They [the City players] “We tried our best to perform as well as we could today. We were better in the second half and had chances to tie the game and close the gap.”

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Goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Coby Mainu put United 2-0 up at Wembley before City hit back with a late strike from Doc to deny them a first ever double-double in English football. “We need to respect the other team and stay in the game,” Guardiola said.

“We played to win. They deserved to win. Congratulations. I just want to say a couple of things.” [more] But I just want to say congratulations. Next season the situation will be the same: they will lift the trophy and we will have to work harder.”