“I don’t know what his problem is, he always criticizes me” – Jack Grealish hits back at Graeme Souness for the last jibe

WE’RE not quite to the point where Jack Grealish mimics another Manchester City underdog and wears a t-shirt that asks, “Why always me?”

But after another blast from the legendary Graeme Souness, the most expensive English footballer in history could soon be borrowing the old Mario Balotelli slogan.

England wideman Jack Grealish says he would rather heed the advice of his Man City boss Pep Guardiola than ex-Liverpool star Graeme Souness

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England wideman Jack Grealish says he would rather heed the advice of his Man City boss Pep Guardiola than ex-Liverpool star Graeme SounessPhoto credit: Getty
TV pundit Graeme Souness thinks Jack Grealish holds the ball too long and a

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TV pundit Graeme Souness says Jack Grealish holds the ball too long and is a “good, not great” playerPhoto credit: Getty

The Brummie is no whiner – with his £100m transfer fee criticism is inevitable and he insists he “just wants to be friends with you all” in the media.

But while Grealish is a cult hero among England fans, his relative lack of goals and assists and also his lifestyle have brought it down on him.

He believes three-time European champions Souey have an agenda against him after the TalkSPORT and Sky pundit claimed he is ‘a good player, not a great player’, he takes too many touches and has changed since the move last Year not developed Aston Villa.

But Grealish said he would rather take advice from Pep Guardiola than Souness.

Grealish, 27, said: “I don’t know what his problem is with me. He’s always saying things about me.

“It’s tough [to ignore] when he’s on Sky Sports and it’s all over the training ground.

“He was a great player and won a lot but I don’t know what his problem is.

“I know he said a lot about me not moving the ball faster but when I play for a manager like Pep Guardiola and he tells me to keep the ball as much as possible and have balls to go around it everywhere take away, that’s what I’m going to try to do.

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“I always watch my games and I’m very self-critical.

“I know that there were games, especially in the second half of last season, in which I wasn’t at my best at all.

“I will always have people on my back. When I signed with City and the price that came with it, I knew it wouldn’t be all fun unless I started out like Erling Haaland. That’s the only way I wouldn’t get beaten up!”

Grealish, known for his Jack the Lad lifestyle, has also been criticized for partying in Las Vegas and Ibiza this summer.

But he insists he came back fitter than ever for pre-season, only to pick up an injury against Bournemouth last month.

He said: “I’m like a normal kid. I feel like I’m just doing what a lot of other footballers are doing, but sometimes I get more attention when I’m on holiday in Ibiza or Vegas.

“After that, I uploaded photos of myself at work. I don’t know if many people have talked about it.

“I tried to come back as fit as I could and I felt like I did it.

“I know how professional I actually am.”

Jack Grealish insists he is very critical of himself, including his form late last season

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Jack Grealish insists he is very critical of himself, including his form late last seasonPhoto credit: Reuters

Grealish admits he’s still adjusting to his City role – having been captain and star player at Villa but now one of several attacking talents at a club where he himself has called full-back Joao Cancelo “one of the best wingers in the game.” world” holds. .

Despite being berated by pundits, England fans often demand that Gareth Southgate start Grealish in more games.

And with just two games to go before the World Cup, starting with Friday’s Nations League game against Italy, Grealish claims he has a “great relationship” with the Three Lions boss.

England endured a nightmare last season, most notably a 4-0 win over Hungary at Molineux when Southgate was widely booed.

But Grealish said: “That was tough. We reached the Euro final last year and lost a game in 90 minutes for the last time before the last camp was in Belgium in November 2020.

“So I think it’s very tough – especially because at the World Cup and the European Championships you saw how well the team and the coach did.”

I would like to start more, but then again I know what I can do from the bench.

Jack Grealish

Asked if Southgate was a “negative” manager – a common criticism from those who want Grealish to have more playing time – the City man claimed: “No, I don’t think so.

“Especially when you talk about when he plays five-man back, people always say how good our full-backs are, so I don’t see why you shouldn’t try that [formation].

“We have great talent all over the place. I don’t think he’s being too negative or even cautious.

“I’d love to start more, but then again, I know the impact I can make from the bench.

“I started a game at Euro and got an assist which I was over the moon about.

“I would love to play every game. I feel like I’m good at handling pressure.

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“Since I switched at the start of last season I probably haven’t played at the top of my game but I think I’ve given insights.”

And you can imagine that Souness would not disagree with that last statement at all.

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