The Liverpool star-turned-expert has criticized Grealish as a “good player, not great” and made comments on his playing style.
But Grealish responded to these statements He told reporters on Wednesday: “I don’t know what [Souness’] The problem is with me. He always says things about me.
“I know he said a lot of things about not moving the ball faster but when I play for a manager like Pep Guardiola And he asks me to keep the ball as long as I can and have balls to take everywhere, that’s what I’m going to try to do.”
Souness has now responded to the 27-year-old, insisting he believes Grealish is a very naturally gifted, and ultimately the only person the attacking midfielder should receive criticism from Guardiola.
He said “I don’t have a problem with Grealish, I don’t have a problem with anyone” TalkSPORT.
“I think he’s a good player, he’s great technically, but being really good technical is only part of the game.
Jack has the dribbling ability that very few players have, and that kind of ability gets you on the edge of your seat, but eventually you have to progress. It’s not just about dribbling between two players and then clearing the ball.
I’m sure if I met Jack I would really like him. He’s young and cheeky and I’d like to spend a night with him too, but I just feel the modern player doesn’t take criticism very well.
Souness also compared Grealish’s situation to that of Paul Pogba, warning him not to follow the same path as the former Manchester United midfielder who was under constant watch from Souness.
He added, “Listen, I paid for an opinion and I’ve played the game for 50 years, so I guess I’m entitled to an opinion. Don’t be too precious.
When I was going in Pogba, it was because it was Manchester United and my connections with Liverpool, I think I was the first to call Pogba as a middle player in our league, I think I got 100 players in the league. Cents at the end of the day.
I have absolutely no revenge on anyone, that’s just my opinion at this time about Grealish. In fact, Jack doesn’t have to listen to me, nor does he have to listen to anyone. The only opinion that should be credited to Grealish is his business manager.
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