Jack Grealish names himself in dream five-a-side team but leaves out Man City team-mate Kevin De Bruyne, despite his admiration of the Belgian who he said it was a ‘dream come true’ to play alongside
- Jack Grealish has named his dream five-a-side team including himself
- The Man City star left out Kevin De Bruyne but included goalkeeper Ederson
- Grealish has repeatedly spoken of his admiration for the Belgian playmaker
Jack Grealish has picked himself in his dream five-a-side team but has left out his Man City team-mate Kevin De Bruyne.
The England international joined De Bruyne at the Etihad during the summer transfer window following his £100m move from boyhood club Aston Villa.
Grealish has repeatedly spoken of his admiration for the Belgian, claiming it was a ‘dream come true’ to play alongside him on his arrival at the club.
Jack Grealish has left Man City team-mate Kevin De Bruyne out of his dream five-a-side team
Despite this, he has not included De Bruyne in his dream five-a-side team but did find a place for one of his other Etihad team-mates.
He told boohooMan.com: ‘In goal Ederson because he’s the best with his feet. You need that with five-a-side.
‘In defence, Sergio Ramos. Obviously he always scores. Me in midfield with (Lionel) Messi and Brazilian Ronaldo (up front).’
Grealish has repeatedly spoken of his admiration for the Belgian playmaker in recent years
Grealish did find a spot in the team for his current Man City team-mate Ederson in goal
Grealish’s decision not to include De Bruyne was the biggest striking point of his team, with the Belgian someone who he regards as the best player in the Premier League.
Upon his arrival at the club he told Sky Sports: ‘I can’t wait to learn from him [De Bruyne], see the way he works on and off the field.
‘I have no shame in saying that’s what I used to do, I used to look at his game and try and take bits of it, and improve that on my own.
Grealish has himself playing alongside Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi in midfield
Messi’s former adversary and current team-mate Sergio Ramos also made the five-a-side team
‘So obviously it will be easier for me now training with him every day and I hope to nick a lot of things off him.
‘I think everyone knows how much I admire Kevin. It’s going to be a dream come true to play alongside him.’
Grealish has made a steady start to life since he joined Pep Guardiola’s side in the summer.
He has been a regular for the side, starting in all but one of City’s games in the Premier League and Champions League, and he has scored two goals and provided three assists to date.
The England international opted for Brazil’s legendary striker Ronaldo as his choice up front