Jack Grealish made the news lines again, but for the wrong reasons. Pictures surfaced of Grealish going out and partying after Villa’s 4-0 defeat to Everton. An article to those pictures can be found here. But following the release of these pictures, Remi Garde has decided to send Grealish to play with the U21 and this may have to do with his party lifestyle, or the fact that Grealish has been poor so far, especially against Everton.
I personally don’t think it’s bad that Grealish is going out partying, as long as he can play good football I’ve got nothing against going out on a Saturday. I’m sure that many fans did even though they witnessed a 4-0 defeat. Grealish was joined with Callum Robinson, another Aston Villa player, but currently on loan at Bristol City, where he isn’t really excelling and struggling to get game time.
But this move also shows that Garde is ruthless, and is probably trying to instill into the team that players need to be professional, especially since we are so low in the League table. Such a drastic move could’ve also been influenced after Garde spoke out last week that Grealish does need to step up and won’t be guaranteed a starting spot. I just hope that Grealish takes this well and actually takes training and our games coming up more seriously. I’m sure that the likes of Sinclair and Agbonlahor would jump at the chance of playing out wide for the sake of the club and for first team football. Grealish? Perhaps not yet.