De Bruyne recently told the media that he believes Grealish has been treated unfairly because of his England status.
Since Grealish joined Manchester City at a high price last summer, he has been highly concerned and scrutinized by the British media. Once his performance does not meet expectations, or there is any off-field news, it will immediately attract criticism. De Bruyne said Grealish has been criticized more because of his nationality, which has nothing to do with football. People will pay more attention to England players outside of football. He understands that because they are also England, they will pay more attention to English players. Performance.
“I think, for example, when foreign players go out at night, we won’t be tracked by the media very often. But if an England player goes out at night, the media will always cover it. Others should not be concerned or concerned about his private life, But that’s what people care about.”
Guardiola , on the other hand, believes that Grealish’s transfer fee is the reason for the excessive attention paid to him, and says that when a transfer costs a lot of money, it must be done well. Guardiola says all he wants is Grealish to be who he is, everyone has good times and bad times, it’s important for Grealish to think he plays in his own way, with good Get out there with a mentality and try to be your best and help the team.
De Bruyne also said that if Grealish was at Villa before, losing a game would not be the end of the world, but losing a game at Manchester City would be bad. They have to have good grades every week and Grealish needs time to adapt.