£20m Newcastle star now shares what Miguel Almiron actually did when he heard Jack Grealish's horrible comments about him
Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson has now shared with the Footballer’s Football podcast what Miguel Almiron actually did when he heard Jack Grealish’s horrible comments about him.
Grealish’s remark about Almiron came after Manchester City won the Premier League title last season.
Bernardo Silva asked the City star what the secret was behind their dramatic 3-2 win over Aston Villa to hand them the title on the final day.
He said: “There were two secrets… one, Riyad [Mahrez], take him off the pitch, as soon as possible. He played like [Newcastle star Miguel] Almiron,” he said.
“Number two, [pointing at Silva] he’s been so good this season, get him off the pitch.” as transcribed by TalkSPORT.
Now, £20 million man Wilson has shared how Almiron actually reacted to the England star’s comments about him.
What Almiron did when he heard Grealish’s comments
Speaking on the Footballer’s Football Podcast, Wilson revealed that Almiron responded with a shrug of his shoulders.
He said: “That comment was made and I didn’t even realise the comment had been made until recently and when someone was saying it I was like ‘why what’s been said?’
“I was oblivious to it and someone was saying that Jack said this and that, and he is just like South American, such a nice guy, really happy, he didn’t even really comment on it, you know. He just shrugged his shoulders.
“I think internally he probably used it as motivation but he hasn’t said anything to me. His English is quite good and I can imagine it was frustrating to hear that about himself so he thought, I’ve put some respect on my name.”
Since the comments were made, Almiron has been putting in some outstanding displays for the Magpies.
The Paraguayan has already bagged seven goals in just 13 games for Eddie Howe’s men.
Mahrez probably wouldn’t mind playing like the Newcastle star right now as he’s managed three goals in comparison.
Grealish has started to force his way into Pep Guardiola’s side but has scored just one goal in 14 games for City.
The comments from Grealish were obviously meant as a light-hearted joke but Almiron has clearly used it as motivation.
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