Jack Grealish returns to training this week after being banished from the first team the past two weeks ever since Grealish’s night out after Villa’s 4-0 defeat to Everton. But will Grealish actually learn his lesson this time? And more importantly, can he turn that raw talent into match performances?
Remi Garde has played a hard ball game with Grealish, unlike with Tim Sherwood, Grealish didn’t just get a talking to after pictures emerged of his partying lifestyle. For me, I don’t care if a player goes out, what irritates me is that Grealish went out after a defeat, and after not playing well at all. But with Scott Sinclair less than inspiring performance against Southampton, a spot on the left hand side of the midfield is up for grabs and Grealish needs to show in training that he can step up to the plate. Grealish now needs to prove to the fans and to himself that he does have the talent to play at the highest level.
I do believe that Grealish can become a Villa legend, he does have that potential but he needs to unleash it. Grealish needs to show the same desire and form that he captured last season, because so far, it hasn’t quite happened. Grealish has so far scored 1 goal (League) and 2 assists (League Cup), which isn’t that bad, but he can do better.