Manchester City’s Jack Grealish is satisfied with his progress since signing for Pep Guardiola’s side in August 2021.
After leaving Aston Villa, he scored six goals and notched up four assists as City won the Premier League title in Grealish’s debut season.
In 2023, Grealish has scored twice and bagged five assists in all competitions and is regularly one of the first names on the team sheet.
“I feel I am in the best form since I moved to City,” he was quoted as saying by Man City’s official website.
“I feel a bit like I did when I was at Aston Villa. I feel like one of the main players and it is the fittest I’ve been.
“That comes down to playing a lot of games on the bounce and playing in big games and making an impact, like scoring against Arsenal and [Manchester] United and getting assists at Chelsea away and Arsenal in the cup.
“I’m really confident at the moment. [Guardiola] is trusting me in big games and I do feel I have repaid him, played my part and done well.”
Grealish is also part of England squad for upcoming EURO 2024 qualifiers against Italy and Ukraine.
The two-week international break will provide the winger with the opportunity to claim his 30th cap for his country after being a key member of the side at the EURO 2020 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup, along with the qualification campaigns.
“Go and ask anyone in that changing room what they think of Gareth [Southgate] and they would all say the same: ‘he is a brilliant manager and a brilliant person as well’.
“I can’t speak highly enough of him for what he has done for me.
“We have come close [to winning trophies] so many times. The last three tournaments have been a semi-final, a final and then the quarters.
“I think it is obvious what we want to do and I think we are getting better and better. Players are coming through and playing with so much confidence.
“I feel like the next one really could be our one. Everyone will be in their prime. I actually feel old at the moment but when I think about it, I will only be 28 at the Euros. It’s no secret that we all want to win a tournament – and I do think it is there to be done.”