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Grealish: There were positive signs – but we must cut out mistakes

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Grealish: There were positive signs – but we must cut out mistakes
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Jack Grealish remained upbeat after the defeat to Bournemouth, insisting that things would turn in our favour when we cut out needless mistakes.

In this clash with the Cherries, we conceded two goals in the opening quarter of the match, both of which could have been avoided.

Grealish was positive about the overall performance on display, which saw the claret and blues attack for long periods in front of a loud and passionate crowd.

But he stressed that the team must learn quickly that errors get badly punished in the top-flight.

He told Club TV: “It’s disappointing and – as the manager said after the game – we have to cut out the mistakes. 

“I gave away the ball for Harry Kane’s goal last time and this week there’s been a penalty and a deflected goal. 

“As soon as we cut those mistakes out, I’m sure we’ll be fine.

“The difference between the Premier League and the Championship is that nine times out of ten in this league, you’ll tend to get punished if you make mistakes. 

“That was the case in our first two games.

“It’ll come. We will be working hard now ahead of Friday’s game to put things right.

“I thought we were the better team after the bad start. But that’s this league for you. You make mistakes, you get punished. As soon as we cut them out, I am sure we will be fine.

“Overall, I thought we were brilliant. We created plenty of chances. We will go again next Friday. 

“We will work hard to put it right. Hopefully we can get Villa Park rocking and get our first win of the season.”

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Paul Brown
By @paulbrownavfc 18th August 2019