Man City midfielder Grealish happy on left-wing: It's how I ended up here

Manchester City midfielder Jack Grealish says he’s happy playing on the left flank.

The England international is in his second season at the Etihad Stadium having joined from Aston Villa in the summer of 2021.

He has played on the left of the front three in each of his five appearances for City so far this season, helping Pep Guardiola’s side to an unbeaten start in both the Premier League and Champions League.

“What got me the move here was playing on the left-wing,” he said.

“There were times last season where I played as a false nine, I played as a number eight sometimes where Bernardo, Gundo[gan] and Kev [De Bruyne] play.

“I like that position as well and I played there in the past for Villa. I think if you play in that position at City then you see a lot of the ball so I would say the left-wing or a number eight [is his preferred position].

“The attacking players such as me, Erling [Haaland], Phil [Foden], Julian [Alvarez] and Riyad [Mahrez], I think we can all play in different positions.

“I think the three up front is what the manager seems to change the most whether it be the defenders or the midfielders, I think the attackers are the ones he rotates a lot.”

“Not everyone is going to play every single game, we have so much talent up front, but when you are given that chance you have to grab it with both hands and that is what I will try and do.”