Gabriel Abgonlahor has backed Jack Grealish to ‘destroy’ defenders if he joined a much bigger membership like Manchester City.
The Aston Villa captain, who signed a brand new long-term contract at Villa Park final week, lastly made his England debut in opposition to Denmark.
However those that watch the boyhood Villa fan regularly nonetheless really feel as if Grealish doesn’t get the credit score he deserves.
Conversely, Phil Foden has continued to earn regular reward for his rise below Pep Guardiola, with some sections of the media criticising the Spaniard for not taking part in the 20-year-old extra recurrently.
Grealish helped Villa to a 1-Zero win over Sheffield United on Monday night time, whereas Foden began and scored for City throughout their victory over Wolves later the identical night.
However Agbonlahor, who spent the whole thing of his profession with Villa, believes Foden is afforded extra space as a result of City have higher gamers than Villa who additionally require the eye of defenders.
The 33-year-old advised talkSPORT: “Jack Grealish in a Manchester City facet final night time, as an example, is he going to have two gamers on him and be doubled up?
“No, as a result of who else is in that facet? Sterling, De Bruyne, Jesus – there’s too many gamers to double up on.
“So give Jack a group like Manchester City and have the ball acquired to him, working at gamers one-on-one and he’s going to destroy them.
“When he performs for Aston Villa, each time he will get the ball he’s bought three gamers spherical him. As a result of, no offence to gamers like Trezeguet, however groups will let it go to Trezeguet.
“However while you get the group speak from managers, will probably be ‘when Jack will get the ball get three gamers spherical him’.
“It occurred final night time; each time he will get the ball, he has so many gamers spherical him. However, if he was in a Manchester City shirt, he wouldn’t have that many gamers round him.”
And when pressed by Adrian Durham who he would decide for the England facet if he had been Gareth Southgate, Agbonlahor’s reply was unequivocal.
“I’m giving it to Grealish.”