Matt Targett hopes bullseye on Jack Grealish’s back can help him make mark against Man City – The Sun

MATT TARGETT is happy to let Jack Grealish wear the bullseye on his back.

The Aston Villa pair are out to gun down Manchester City in tomorrow’s Carabao Cup final at Wembley.

And should Pep Guardiola’s sharpshooters train their own sights on captain Jack, Targett will be ready to capitalise.

Left wing-back Targett, 24, said: “Most teams double-up on Jack, sometimes even triple-up on him, he’s that good.

“Jack’s natural game is to come inside to get on to his right foot and if that drags the right-back or right-sided centre-half over then great, because it gives me loads of space to exploit.

“Similarly, if I’m constantly overlapping it’s likely to drag at least one defender away from Jack — and if not, then Jack’s playing me in. Either way, one of us benefits.”

Targett says he is lapping up life as a football ‘ghost’ since joining from Southampton for an initial £11.5million last summer, invisible to opponents who only have eyes for Villa’s main man Grealish.

The pair have developed a near-telepathic understanding — though Targett admits he sometimes gets hypnotised by his pal’s lavish skills.

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