It has taken some time but Jack Grealish feels he's now one of the "main players" at Manchester City and is happy with his form ahead of the business end of the season.
With the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup still up for grabs, Grealish looks like he could play an important role for the Citizens over the coming months.
Having been the main man for so many years at former club Aston Villa, Grealish found himself as another big fish in a big pond following his £100m move to City August 2021.
The 27-year-old managed three goals in 29 Premier League appearances last season, as City managed to claim the league title on the final day of the campaign.
There were signs towards the end of that campaign that the England international was starting to settle and his progress with City has continued this term.
Grealish has already matched his three goals from last season in the top flight, with still 11 games of the campaign remaining.
The former Villa talisman has made the spot on the left flank his own, in a front three that tends to consist of himself, Erling Haaland and Bernardo Silva.
While Haaland has hit the ground running on his arrival at the Etihad, it has taken Grealish longer to adapt.
However, manager Pep Guardiola and City are starting to reap the rewards of Grealish's form, with the champions at 11/8 To Win Outright the Premier League 2022/23 title.
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Away on England duty for the international break, Grealish gave some interesting comments on how he sees his form at City going.
He admitted in the past it has taken him time to adapt to the style of football under Guardiola at the Citizens but now he's feeling good about his form with the Premier League giants.
"If you were to ask me one thing [that has helped improve his form], I probably would say confidence," said Grealish. "At the moment, I just feel a bit like I did when I was at Aston Villa.
"I feel like one of the main players and I feel that, [with] playing a lot, it is the fittest I have been, especially since I have been at Manchester City.
"That comes down to playing a lot of games on the bounce and playing in big games - just making an impact really."
It certainly bodes well for the remainder of the season, in which City will be looking to add to their list of impressive trophy haul from recent years.
City have their work cut out for them to retain the league title but Grealish will be hoping his side can narrow the gap on frontrunners Arsenal over the coming weeks.
The Citizens have a massive game up next in the league as they welcome Liverpool to the Etihad Stadium on 1st April.
City are 4/7 to win in Full Time Result, the draw is 3/1 and it's 17/4 Jurgen Klopp's side claim the spoils in Manchester.
The games will keep coming thick and fast, with City also in Champions League action against Bayern Munich in April.
Bayern head to the Etihad for the first leg of their quarter-final tie on 11th April, with City at 10/11 to win, 11/4 to draw and 11/4 to lose to the Bundesliga champions in the Full Time Result market.
Three days after City face Bayern in Bavaria, Grealish and the squad then travel to Wembley for an FA Cup semi-final with Championship outfit Sheffield United.
It's a relentless schedule, but this is something that City have come to expect as they battle on multiple fronts at this crucial time of the season.
On current form, Grealish knows that he is set for plenty of minutes in the biggest games going for the club.
He already has one Premier League title to his name but he and the club know a first Champions League trophy would confirm what many feel, that City are the team to beat in Europe.
The Citizens are currently favourites at 9/4 To Win Outright the Champions League and in-form Grealish would like nothing more than to cap off a positive year with a winners medal on 10th June in Istanbul.
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