Jack Grealish lays down Man City gauntlet as he sets out Champions League target
Manchester City summer signing Jack Grealish says he moved to the Etihad to win trophies like the Champions League.
For a number of current Blues dressing rooms, Europe’s elite competition remains the final piece of the successful jigsaw after Pep Guardiola formulated a trophy-winning juggernaut that has dominated English football.
Grealish, 26, is poised to win the Premier League in his first season at Manchester after completing the £100m move from boyhood club Aston Villa as City are nine points clear.
This season, they overcame the first hurdle by finishing top of their group ahead of Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig and Club Brugge and will face Sporting over two legs in the round of 16.
And before facing Sporting Lisbon in the round of 16, Grealish laid out City’s ambition to finally win the Champions League this season.
“It’s obviously huge,” he told Expo 2020 Dubai, via British Herald.
“I think that’s what most guys want in the locker room – they’ve literally won it all. [else] we can dream of winning at club level, so I think it’s the last on their list.
“And for me personally, that’s what I came to City to do. I said it at the start: I came here to play Champions League football and to play in all these big games.
“So that’s obviously at the top of everyone’s list, I would say.”
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