Jack Grealish showcased the easiest and worst sides of Premier League soccer throughout Aston Villa’s 2-1 defeat by West Ham on Monday night time.
The England star reiterated his standing as one of many top-flight’s most gifted gamers with a superb purpose – nevertheless it was a blatant piece of play-acting which had most mouths shifting.
Grealish was kicked by Pablo Fornals within the second-half, however not sufficient to ship him down so theatrically, and former striker Darren Bent reckons the Villa captain did himself no favours by diving.
“It was poor. After I noticed the replays of the dive, it’s poor,” Bent advised talkSPORT.
“It doesn’t look good in any respect – and it seems to be worse as a result of he’s obtained this stigma with folks pondering he goes to floor simply, attracts plenty of fouls.
“While you see the replay of that, it’s poor and it backs up that argument.
“However don’t get me mistaken, more often than not when he’s fouled, it’s a foul.”
With reference to the opposite aspect of his recreation, one Aston Villa fan phoned talkSPORT to foretell Grealish will hearth them to the Champions League by the top of subsequent season.
After Jason Cundy and Andy Goldstein urged Grealish to depart the membership and fulfil his potential, George the Villa supporter mentioned: “Grealish has been taking part in on the similar stage for the previous three years and now you’re simply leaping on a bandwagon by saying he’s too good to play for Villa. What a load of garbage.
“I’ll be shocked if we’re not within the Champions League subsequent 12 months.
“If we’d gained our two video games towards West Ham and Newcastle we’d have been high of the Premier League.”