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Manchester City Star Kevin De Bruyne Leaps to Jack Grealish’s Defence
- Kevin De Bruyne believes that Jack Grealish is often criticised because he is English
- Grealish has always faced intense scrutiny after failing to perform consistently since he made the switch from Aston Villa
- He scored his first goal since May in City's win against Wolves over the weekend
Manchester City's assistant captain Kevin De Bruyne has defended his teammate Jack Grealish. Grealish has often been criticised for putting in below-par performances for City.
The former Aston Villa man joined the Premier League last summer in a huge money deal. He has, however, failed to nail down his place in Pep Guardiola's side.
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Grealish scored his first goal of the season in City's 3-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers over the weekend. The Englishman turned in a Kevin De Bruyne cross in the first minute.
He was then later on involved in a scary challenge from Nathan Collins that resulted in the latter's sending off.
De Bruyne has stated that Grealish has always been unfairly targeted due to his country of origin, as the Guardian reports.
I feel like foreign players, for instance, if you have a night out, we don’t really get checked that often. Whereas I feel if an English player goes out, it is always in the media somewhere. I think people are taking this on board, also. What he does in his private life, nobody should care, but people do.
The City star has continuously been called by England manager Gareth Southgate. He has been included in the squad that will face Italy and Germany in the UEFA Nations League.
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The striker was at hand to score City's second goal in the 16th minute in their 3-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.
Haaland received a pass from Bernardo Silva with many yards left to cover to the Wolves' goal. The Wolves' defenders didn't react quickly to close him down and just on the edge of the penalty area, he unleashed a grass-cutter that sizzled past Jose Sa in the Wolves' goal.