Manchester City’s new 100 million pounds ($ 138.7 million) signing Jack Grellish shone briefly on his debut but faded with his team-mates as the Premier League champions begin the new season on Sunday at Tottenham Hotspur. I did it with a 1-0 defeat.
Midfielder Grielish, who signed a British record, made a lively start and almost a penalty, with Tottenham’s young Oliver Scape scoring a run on the edge of the area.
But it turned out to be a frustrating afternoon for the former Austin Villa playmaker and he started with a yellow card, not a goal or an assistant.
Grealish was not the only City player to struggle as a few of Pep Guardiola’s side were in top gear against Tottenham Hotspur as the game progressed and Sun Hengmin’s 55th-minute counter-attack goal earned the victory. Was
Even with a row of threats to attack the pitch and a talent worth 3 340 million sitting on the bench, the city list was lacking and of no importance.
If anything, the signing of Tottenham’s absentee striker Hurricane will put even more pressure on the city’s rankings – Sergio Aguero is no longer an option for Guardiola.
Guardiola Cane will not be discussed, but the new boy praised Grealish.
“He was great. He played with a personality and created opportunities. Unfortunately we didn’t win our first film for him but he played very well,” Spinard said.
“He doesn’t lose the ball in terms of giving me the ball, he’s very close to the box.”
City became only the third champions in the Premier League to lose the first game of their new campaign and some of their players ignored the pace while Kevin de Bruyne was left on the bench for a long time.
“Kevin de Bruyne has not done a full training session, he needs to train. He will need 90 minutes to play,” Guardiola said. “We’re the ones who won the Premier League and we make great things and that’s normal.”
The city has now lost all four games at Tottenham’s new stadium, including three in the Premier League.
“Spurs are fierce rivals for us, I always feel we are good here but we can’t get results because they punish you for the changes,” Guardiola said.
“Most players have 90 minutes on their feet, we have a long week to prepare to face Norwich and hopefully the players can come back step by step.
“I see great things. I know the results aren’t good, but I’ve seen a lot of good things that will help us get better in the future.”