Please Wait . . .

Grealish ‘doesn’t see the picture quickly enough’ – Man Utd target criticised by Souness
Dark Mode
Top Leagues
05-Jul-2020, 11:27 pm

Grealish ‘doesn’t see the picture quickly enough’ – Man Utd target criticised by Souness


Jack Grealish Aston Villa 2019-20

Former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness has criticised the contribution of Jack Grealish to Aston Villa, claiming that he does not read the game well enough to be a top player.

Though regarded as one of the Villans’ top performers and a reported summer transfer target for Manchester United, Souness is not a fan.

The 54-time capped Scotland international claimed that there is one statistic that is particularly damning of the 28-year-old.

“I would not want to have been the most fouled player in the Premier League. That means I’m holding onto the ball too long, I’m taking extra touches when I don’t need to,” he told Sky Sports.

“It means you’re not seeing the picture quickly enough. There’s no doubt about it. He’s easy on the eye, he’s silky on the eye, but I’m yet to be convinced by him.”

While fellow pundit Emile Heskey argued that Grealish takes so many touches because of a lack of intelligent movement ahead of him, Souness dismissed the claim.

“When I was being coached at Liverpool, I was told, I make the striker’s mind up, with my body movement, with the way I get the ball out of my feet, with my body movement. I make them run where I’m looking like I’m going to kick the ball,” Souness retorted.

“I just think that anyone who gets that many fouls, is not seeing the picture quickly enough.

“As an old midfield player, I always think: ‘Would I like to have played against him?’ I’d have loved to have played against him because he allows me to get to him, to get physical with him.

"Do I want to play against Paul Scholes, Xavi, Andres Iniesta, who pop it off one or two touch? I want to play against people like him because I know he’s going to let me mess him around.”

Villa currently find themselves in the teeth of the relegation battle in the Premier League. Prior to their Sunday kick-off against champions Liverpool at Anfield, Dean Smith’s side lay 18th in the standings, though a single point behind Watford, who are currently in the 17th spot, which signifies safety.


Source : goal.com

Recommended News :

Betting

Diego Costa Atletico Madrid 2019-20

RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid Betting...

Atletico Madrid face RB Leipzig in the last eight of the Champions League on ...
Mauro Icardi PSG

Atalanta vs PSG Betting Tips: Latest ...

The first Champions League quarter-final takes place on Wednesday night when ...
Manor Solomon, Shakhtar Donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Basel Betting Tip...

Shakhtar Donetsk and Basel battle it out for a place in the Europa League sem...
Diego Carlos Sevilla

Wolves vs Sevilla Betting Tips: Lates...

Wolves face a daunting task in the quarter-finals of the Europa League with N...
Mason Greenwood Manchester United 2019-20

Manchester United vs Copenhagen Betti...

Manchester United and Cophenhagen will go head-to-head for a place in the Eur...

Transfer

Matuidi Beckham Inter Miami

Matuidi first, James next? Beckham's ...

When reports began to emerge that Inter Miami was closing in on Blaise Matuid...
Pierre-EmerickAubameyang - cropped

Arsenal must promise Aubameyang world...

Arsenal must promise Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang they will sign world-class pla...
Philippe Coutinho Bayern

Barcelona outcast Coutinho wants Prem...

Barcelona-owned Philippe Coutinho is keen on a return to the Premier League, ...
Gonzalo Higuain, Juventus

Higuain and Khedira set for Juventus ...

Gonzalo Higuain and Sami Khedira have both been told they can leave Juventus ...
Willian

Announcement over Arsenal target Will...

The agent of former Chelsea winger Willian has claimed that a move to a new c...
image-top-scroll