Manchester City No.10 Jack Grealish has been criticised for his performance as England recorded a 1-0 win over Australia on Friday.
The Athletic was the source of the 28-year-old’s interrogation.
What then, has been said about Jack Grealish? Look at this…
What’s going on?
At Wembley on Friday, the £100 million player was criticized for routinely passing the ball backwards.
In a friendly match between the Three Lions and Australia, Grealish received a rare start from Gareth Southgate, but his lackluster performance failed to impress the media.
The Athletic said that when the teams were announced prior to kickoff, his name received the biggest cheers and that the crowd was audibly excited on his first touch. Grealish grabbed the ball wide left, took off running, the crowd began to applaud, but then he halted and passed the ball backwards. As the half went on, he did that quite a bit.
“However, it should be mentioned that Grealish was instrumental in the game’s lone goal… Rashford took Grealish’s place because he lacked variety and flair in the 61 minutes he spent on the field.
The mastermind, who was born in Birmingham, has frequently come under fire for his tendency to pass the ball backwards and for skipping over his man. Obviously, this is still a problem.
Surely, this is how Jack Grealish is supposed to play.
According to our assessment, Grealish’s greatest source of annoyance is the widespread knowledge that he can challenge opponents and win games.
Since the Aston Villa academy graduate joined Manchester City, he has obviously played within himself and has seemed unduly cautious of losing control for whatever reason.
This must be the purposeful work of Pep Guardiola, who is undoubtedly behind it.
For instance, the Spaniard told Jeremy Doku it didn’t matter if he lost the ball and pushed the Belgian to charge at opponents.
Grealish, who can also sprint at players, perhaps received a different instruction.
Despite being far less entertaining to watch these days, the 28-year-old is still a very valuable player in a working system.