Jack Grealish reveals how John Terry helped persuade him to affix Champions League membership after £100m Man Metropolis switch
MANCHESTER CITY’s £100million new boy Jack Grealish has revealed Aston Villa assistant boss John Terry persuaded him nothing compares to Champions League soccer.
Ex-Villa skipper Grealish admits he loves being the primary nine-figure English participant participant – and goals to repay Metropolis by serving to them lastly win Europe’s high membership competitors.
Etihad newcomer Jack Grealish says Aston Villa assistant boss John Terry offered him on the concept of enjoying champions League footballCredit: PA
Three Lions’ legend JT exploited memorable Champions League nights with Chelsea, choosing up a winner’s medal in 2011-12 regardless of being suspended for the ultimate shootout victory over Bayern Munich.
And England playmaker Grealish, 25, stated: “I bear in mind chatting with John Terry at Villa and he stated if you stand there and listen to that Champion League anthem there’s nothing higher.”
Metropolis’s dream of a primary European crown was crushed in final season’s closing when Pep Guardiola noticed his facet lose 1-0 to Chelsea in Porto.
However Grealish stated: “No it doesn’t put strain on me by any means. I take that as a praise.
“I feel if you see a membership paying that a lot for a participant it means they belief and worth you extremely and see a lot potential. I see it as a great factor.
“Now I simply hope I can repay this soccer membership by profitable as many titles as doable — and profitable that trophy all of us need.
“The membership have been so near profitable it final 12 months, they have been one aim away.
“That’s precisely why I’ve come right here.
“I look across the altering room and there’s a lot expertise and depth and I absolutely imagine we are able to win it this 12 months.”
Grealish watched Metropolis’s closing defeat understanding it was the stage he needed to be on and that he couldn’t obtain it at Villa.
He added: “It has been tough watching video games.
“I bear in mind watching Metropolis v PSG final 12 months and the primary half was wonderful. To be concerned could be a dream come true.
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Grealish has signed a six-year cope with Metropolis and can put on the No 10 shirt vacated by the membership’s 260-goal file scorer Sergio Aguero.
He stated: “Getting the No 10 shirt was an excellent feeling. It’s massive sneakers to fill however I really feel I can play properly in it.”
Grealish’s England team-mate Phil Foden is about for a month on the sidelines with a foot harm.
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