JACK GREALISH has revealed it “will get him going” when opposition players kick him.
Grealish, 26, shoved Guillermo Ochoa once the goalie attempted to choose him up started carrying out a penalty claim.
A small melee ensued, using the referee opting to not provide a place kick.
The £100million man is at good form around the night, establishing Kevin De Bruyne’s first goal and feeling he’d another strong penalty claim.
Following the game in Houston, Grealish described why getting booted and fouled does not bother him.
He stated: “I’d a couple of kicks, but it is all clearly part from the game.
“We understood it would be considered a tough game, a hostile game. We understood that they are most likely likely to be fitter than us, it’s our first game.
“We have only been practicing, what exactly is it, two days. It had been a great test for we and us have another strong test on Saturday.
“I clearly don’t mind being kicked, but I have just viewed it well inside there were certainly two penalties. I have viewed it well there were certainly two.
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“I stated towards the ref, when not a problem then surely you need to book me. He stated there is contact. I stated ‘how’s it-not a problem then?!’
“He stated there’s simply not enough. But there certainly was. I have viewed it well also it was certainly two.
“I love it [getting kicked]. Joao (Cancelo) just stated in my experience then, so why do you want it, and that i stated, I’m not sure. Personally i think like I had been a lot more like that at Aston Rental property, it will get me going and stuff, and so i don’t mind it whatsoever.
“I recieve it at lots of places now. Personally i think like I have got to embrace it and prove them wrong.
“Personally i think like I possibly could have tonight, I ought to have scored the main one with my left feet within the other half, but I’ll try to save one for Saturday.”
Grealish scored just six goals throughout his maiden year at City, and wasn’t selected for just about any of his side’s Champions League knockout games by Pep Guardiola.
He’s belong to criticism from pundit Graeme Souness, who claimed he’s “not really a quick learner”.
Outlining his targets for pick up recently, Grealish stated: “Being involved more, to obtain more goals and assists and win more silverware. That’s my aim.
“It’s clearly been hard to change from the club that I have been at. But no, my ambitions have stored me going.
“I have always aspired to do that and play in the greatest level within the greatest games and perform in the greatest level.
“So that is what I came for, and merely my ambition to keep improving and bear on being better has clearly pressed me.”