I don’t play with freedom under Pep Guardiola – Manchester City star admits

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Manchester City star Jack Grealish has admitted he plays with more freedom for England than at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola.

Jack Grealish is the most expensive English player of all time after Manchester City paid Aston Villa £100million for his transfer last summer.

Despite winning the Premier League with Manchester City, Grealish contributed just six goals and four assists in all competitions.

“It don’t really bother me,” Grealish said when asked about his numbers.

“I could have a lot more assists, even for England, I don’t know how many I’ve got and how many penalties I’ve won, maybe seven or eight. I feel I haven’t scored enough for England, I still feel I can score a lot more. I feel like I can get more goal involvements and hopefully I’ll do that next year.”

“I feel at times I’ve played a bit safe at City but when I come here I feel like even in training I train well. Score goals, get assists,” he added.

“When I come on, it’s hard to explain. I do feel I play with a lot more freedom here and hopefully I can transfer that into my club football and keep improving.”

The 26 year old England international also talked about winning the Premier League title in his first season at Manchester City.

“That’s why I went to City, to win titles and honestly that was one of the best days ever,” he said.

“I feel happier and hopefully it’s a little bit of relief off my shoulders.”