Grealish has been thrown into the Aston Villa spotlight by Sherwood and so far, he hasn’t been let down as the young midfielder continues to impress with positive performances against some very experienced teams.
“He does it every day in training (creativity) – I’d love to play with Jack Grealish because every time he gets the ball, I know he’s going to create a chance for me,” said Sherwood.
Grealish isn’t showing any fear as he gets on the ball in Villa’s midfield, with his first thought to get possession forward as quickly as possible.
He plays the simple balls well around the middle of the team and is also intelligent enough to look for the killer pass, which can unlock the opposition defence in a split second.
The challenge for the player and the manager is going to be finding a way to keep him effective in all games, once teams start working out ways to keep him quiet.
Sides are also going to really start getting after him physically, but he does have enough about him to be able to dodge those physical challenges designed to put him off of his game.
He can be a key figure in the middle of the side next year and beyond and Sherwood is unlikely to be the last former player wishing they’d played in the same side as the 19-year-old.