JACK GREALISH was not ready to drop his feud with Oriel Romeu on the pitch, says Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.
The Manchester City star is said to have been ‘waiting in the tunnel’ for his rivals the Saints after their team’s 1-1 draw.
Conflicting pairs in a fiery encounter at St Mary’s, which broke Man City’s streak of 12 Premier League wins.
Grealish, 26, reacted angrily to a heavy challenge from the Saints executor and sparked a scuffle with protests on his field.
But the England international clearly feels he has unfinished business after the final whistle in Saturday’s late game.
Southampton manager Ralph Hassenhuttl told Sky Sports: “Grealish was waiting for him (Romeu) in the tunnel because something happened off the pitch.
“It’s not right. But it’s not here for the cameras, they said it, everything is fine.”
City dropped their first Premier League points since October when they were one point behind The Saints.
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Kyle Walker-Peters put the hosts ahead with a brilliant goal in the seventh minute.
But City finally hit back when Aymeric Laporter headed home Kevin De Bruyne after the break.
Pep Guardiola’s army won 12 top matches when entering this match.
But the Saints beat them here two seasons ago, as well as getting a 0-0 draw at the Etihad earlier this term.
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4520328/jack-grealish-oriel-romeu-tunnel-man-citys-southampton/ Jack Grealish ‘waiting for Oriel Romeu in the tunnel’ after the two clashed in Man City’s draw against Southampton