‘You have too many touches because you don’t see the picture fast enough’: Graeme Souness claims Manchester City’s Jack Grealish is ‘not a great player’ – and insists the England winger ‘has not done it yet’ since his £100m move from Aston. villa
- Graeme Souness has criticized Jack Grealish for not improving enough at Man City
- The England star moved from Aston Villa to City for £100m in August 2021
- Grealish has been accused of missing out on the final product since turning it into big money
- Liverpool star Souness insisted the 27-year-old was ‘not a great player’
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Graeme Souness has accused Jack Grealish of not improving enough since his £100m move from Aston Villa.
Manchester City splashed the money on the England winger in August 2021, but the 27-year-old struggled at times for the end product, scoring just seven goals in 44 appearances in all competitions for the Premier League champions.
Sounis said TalkSPORT That Grealish is “not a great player” and is frequently mistaken for “not seeing the picture fast enough”.
Graeme Souness has accused Jack Grealish of not improving enough since his move to Aston Villa
The Liverpool icon (pictured) said he’s “not a great player” and “hasn’t done that yet” at City
He said: Jack Grealish is a good football player. For me, he’s not a great player. He’s a good player who’s got a big move and hasn’t done that yet at Man City. At Aston Villa he was the most wrong player in the Premier League.
“You get a lot of touches if you’re the most foul-prone player, and the reason there are so many touches is that you don’t see the picture fast enough. I understand why people think he’s actually better than him because he’s running with the ball, and he puts you on the edge of your seat. But it does not provide enough.
He doesn’t see the right picture and doesn’t present it fast enough. If he was a star every weekend, we wouldn’t have that kind of conversation about him.
Grealish scored his first league goal of the season in a 3-0 win over Wolverhampton on Saturday
I thought that Jack would be asked, every day at City, to (move the ball) faster, to deliver what he saw faster, but that didn’t happen to him. I see the same Jack Grealish at City today as I saw him at Aston Villa two years ago.
The 23-cap international – who was called up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for United Nations League matches – scored his first league goal of the season in the first minute of City’s 3-0 win over Wolverhampton on Saturday.
Meanwhile, fellow teammate Kevin De Bruyne has claimed Grealish has been unfairly criticized and insisted he would not be subject to the same scrutiny or expectations if he was a foreigner.
Grealish also had Guardiola’s backing before the win over Wolverhampton as the Spaniard publicly defended his player.
He admitted himself that he “should score more” after finally getting rid of Molineux’s winning mark.