Manchester City’s thumping victory over Newcastle United was the right response to their agonising Champions League exit and has put them in the driving seat in the Premier League title run-in, midfielder Jack Grealish mentioned.
City got here into the sport on the again of a dramatic semi-last defeat by Real Madrid in Europe’s elite membership competitors however a brace by Raheem Sterling and objectives by Aymeric Laporte, Rodri and Phil Foden proved the right decide-me-up for Pep Guardiola’s aspect.
With the 5-0 win, City at the moment are three factors away from Liverpool with three video games left and have a greater objective distinction.
“We always knew there was going to be pressure on us, especially after midweek,” Grealish advised reporters. “We bounced again completely. We caught collectively as a unit, which was wanted.
“We simply must go on the market and win each recreation ourselves, we’re in the driving seat. We can’t have a look at what’s going on round us. We simply must go and win each recreation.
“Fingers crossed, we have to go back and work hard as we have another huge game on Wednesday.”
Grealish mentioned the victory in opposition to an in-form Newcastle aspect was all of the extra necessary after Liverpool had been held to a 1-1 draw by Tottenham Hotspur.
“We played against a good Newcastle team who have been brilliant since January. Today was the perfect response and perfect performance,” Grealish, who made a late help for Sterling, added.
City face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday.