Man City midfielder Grealish defends early season form

Manchester City attacker Jack Grealish insists his form has been hampered by injury.

The England international has been criticised this season.

But Grealish says: “I started quite well in pre-season, started the first game of the season which we won away at West Ham. In the second game I obviously got injured and I have been injured since last week. I have come back and played a few Champions League games.

“I felt like I could have done better in both of them, but I am still trying to catch up on my fitness. I have been injured for a fair bit at the start of the season which wasn’t ideal, but now I am just looking forward, trying to get fit and trying to get my form back.

“Last year I was settling in, but now I want to start performing the way that got me the move here. I did at times last season, maybe not consistent enough and that is something I can improve on this year and hopefully that pays off.”