Tue 01 March 2022 | 22:27

Grealish explains Messi’s impact on Foden’s assists

Jack Grealish talks about Foden’s performance in their victory night.

Phil Foden

assisted both of

Manchester City’s

goals in their 2-0 victory against

Peterborough United

in the FA Cup, and his teammate,

Jack Grealish

, has talked about the matter, insisting that Foden was inspired by

Lionel Messi



[The pass was]


Grealish told ITV


"It's funny – before the game, on the coach on the way here, I sit next to Phil, and I was scrolling through Twitter and a video of Messi came up, and it was Messi's passing. Me and Phil were just watching it.

"As soon as he passed that ball, obviously I scored and he came running over to me and said, 'It was just like what we were watching before the game'. Just like Messi, wasn't it?

"Obviously I have that kind of link-up with Phil. It's been a long time coming, because I don't think he's assisted me yet, but it was a good moment for myself."

And about his performance, Grealish said that although he had a good performance in the Citizens’ victory night, he expected more from himself.

"I expect more,"

he said

. "I want to get a lot more, but I've been speaking with the manager a lot recently and he's been helping me.

"I want to get goals and assists, but he has said to me it's not all about goals and assists. I've played in a lot of big games this season that the manager's trusted me in that I haven't scored or assisted in, but I feel like I've done alright.

"For me personally, obviously I do want to get more goals and assists, but hopefully that will come now for the big part of the season."

source: SportMob

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