Unforgettable Champions League Night: Jack Grealish’s Delight at Bernabeu Battle and City’s Stunning Goal
Speaking to BT Sport after the match, Jack Grealish couldn’t contain his joy as he expressed his love for the grand occasion, saying, “I loved it. We were saying before the game that these are the nights you play football for. You dream of playing in. Everyone in the world watching in a stadium like this. It’s a dream come true.”
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Addressing last year’s semi-final disappointment, Grealish emphasized the team’s evolution, stating, “We have a new team this year. It’s a year ago. We have learned so much since last year. We have the balance of experience and youngsters. I have never felt so confident going on to the pitch with the players around me.”
Reflecting on the challenging battle against Real Madrid, Grealish acknowledged the difficulties they posed, explaining, “It’s difficult. They let us have the first pass and then had a high press. That’s what the manager says, keep the ball. Play against Carvajal, it was a good battle. I was tired at the end. I have never had cramp before, but I had it in both my calves.”
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Turning his attention to City’s goal, Grealish commended Real Madrid’s strong defense, stating, “They defended really well. I felt like we were only going to score from the edge of the box. It was unbelievable, but we see it every day in training. You wouldn’t see it going to anyone else there.”
Jack Grealish’s exhilaration was evident as he reflected on the memorable Champions League night at the Bernabeu. With dreams realized, growth evident, and battles fought, Grealish’s confidence soared alongside his Manchester City teammates. The thrilling encounter with Real Madrid showcased the team’s determination and resilience, setting the stage for an exciting return leg at the Etihad Stadium.