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‘Don’t thank me!’ – Guardiola says he trusts Grealish after Man City star pays him back with first goal of the season

Pep Guardiola says he has total trust in Jack Grealish after the Manchester City forward thanked him for sticking by him for the 3-0 win over Wolves.

WHAT HAPPENED? The £100 million British record signing has faced increasing criticism recently and admitted his performance in this week’s Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund was “not the best”. Grealish responded with the opening goal inside 55 seconds as City comfortably beat Wolves 3-0 to move top of the Premier League.

WHAT THEY SAID: “I said to them many times they are here because I trust them unconditionally, all of them,” Guardiola said when asked about Grealish thanking him. “I know them. I trust them unconditionally and Jack is no exception. He scored a goal and it was a good performance. Every time he has the ball it’s one against one against the full-back all the time. Okay he didn’t score or assist but it’s a question of time.

“They don’t have to say thank you. I have confidence in all of them and they have to play for them. Of course I am happy for him, for the victory, for his incredible personality to play. That’s why I am happy for the goal he scored.”