Jack Grealish has backed himself to deliver better performances at new club Manchester City, admitting he has found his time with the club so far to be harder than he expected.
Grealish left boyhood club Aston Villa for City in a £100m move in the summer but is yet to make himself an integral part of their starting XI, scoring twice and assisting two more in the Premier League so far this season.
More recently, he was dropped by Pep Guardiola alongside Phil Foden for a late night trip to a nightclub.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Grealish gave himself a fair appraisal of his time at City so far.
He said: “I’ve done okay so far. I’ve got so much more to give. It’s been so much more difficult than I thought it was going to be. I’m still learning and adapting. I’ve heard some people take a year to adapt here so maybe it will be the same for me. I want to score more and set up more goals next year.
“It’s crazy because the standards here are so high on and off the pitch. It’s unbelievable and it’s why they have been so successful over the years.
“Having a £100m price tag means when you are going through a dry patch people ask if you are worth the money – where are his goals, where are his assists? I understand that, but I have to see it as a privilege that the club wanted to spend that much money on me and I hope I can repay them with goals and trophies.
“Playing in the Champions League is completely different to the Premier League – I had never played in Europe before, and I really wanted to. It’s unbelievable to hear the Champions League anthem, it makes you pinch yourself. It’s one trophy the players here really want to win.”