Aston Villa manager Dean Smith expects Jack Grealish to get even better this season, The Telegraph reports. Smith has described Grealish as a “football nut” and believes he will reap the rewards of his extra commitment.
Smith detailed how Grealish has to be pulled away from the training ground because he is constantly trying to better himself. With this willingness to improve, Grealish’s game could reach new heights this season.
The 23-year-old will be hoping for an England call-up soon but he has to prove his consistency in the Premier League first. Smith believes he will become a top-flight star because he is committed to making himself a better player.
Ahead of tonight’s clash with West Ham, Smith said (via The Telegraph): “There will be more to come from Jack. He wants to get better. You end up sometimes dragging him off the training ground because he wants to get better. It’s a massive plus in his favour.
“Jack’s a football person. He will train all day and go and find a room somewhere and fall asleep. Then he’ll wake up and go and do a gym session, that’s how he is. He’s that sort of character – I’m surprised his girlfriend is still with him! He’ll go back home and he’ll be watching football as well. He’s a football nut.”
Grealish has started the season in promising fashion but will need to continue to improve. He has scored once (in the cup) and provided two assists this season; a tally he will aim to improve tonight.
Aston Villa are currently in the relegation zone – although tonight’s home game against the Hammers is a chance to change that. The Villans will look to their talisman and star player Grealish to lift them up the league table.