Jack Grealish has big praise for £22m Tottenham star after last night's game
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Jack Grealish has big praise for £22m Tottenham star after last night's game

Manchester City’s Jack Grealish has praised the quality of Tottenham forward Heung-min Son after facing him last night.

Spurs went in at half-time 2-0 ahead as Dejan Kulusevski and Emerson Royal stunned the hosts with two goals just before the break.

But City came flying back, equalling the scores in next to no time before going on to win 4-2 and cut the gap to Arsenal back down to five points.

Grealish spoke to Sky Sports after the game and hailed the quality of £22 million man Son, who he had to make a strong slide tackle on to prevent a counter at one stage last night.

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Grealish praises Son

Grealish joked: “It’s never a good sign when that’s the highlight of a winger’s match [a slide tackle]! We have to do it.

“I remember at the time they had a break and Son is so good at breaking away! So I put a tackle in and anything could have happened, but luckily I got the ball!”

Son has not been the same player this season but he remains an elite forward who can cause any defence problems, especially City’s who leave lots of space in behind.

Grealish is quietly becoming more and more important for City, edging Phil Foden out in the biggest games and he scored against Manchester United on Saturday.

Spurs need Son to get back to his best form sooner rather than later, as they look to recover from two losses in two against Arsenal and City.

Next up for them is a trip to Fulham on Monday night, while City host Wolves on Sunday, where Grealish will be looking to get on the scoresheet.

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