Andy Gray has been speaking to Talk Sport about Aston Villa youngster Jack Grealish.
As previously reported by the same media outlet, the 19-year-old is set to be called in for talks in due course following photos that circulated appearing to show the player ‘paralytic’ during a holiday to Tenerife.
The images came shortly after Grealish finished what had been a breakout campaign at Villa Park, and now Gray has had his say on the latest incident.
“If I was his manager, I would get him in and say, ‘Listen Jack’, life is different now, you have to be more responsible,” Gray said.
“I know it is unfair to ask you to be sober every night and not have a drink if you want to, but be careful, be more aware and be responsible.”
Grealish featured 24 times for Villa’s first-team this season, providing three assists in the process.
He was given considerably more chances to impress in the final few months of the campaign, with manager Tim Sherwood showing yet again that he gives youth a chance, and Grealish repaid him with some mature showings.
Next season will be a big one for both the player and his boss, as they both look to build on what has been a promising few months at Villa. But Grealish will no doubt be hoping that future headlines relating to him are about on-field matters only.