Chris Sutton finds a weakness in Jack Grealish’s game

Jack Grealish

Chris Sutton says that Aston Villa youngster Jack Grealish will have to improve defensively.

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has explained to BBC Sport a weakness in Aston Villa attacking midfielder Jack Grealish’s game.

“Grealish is a young player who has a lot of talent but picking him creates a different issue because winning games is not just down to what happens when you have got the ball,” the former Villa striker told BBC Sport.

“However good Grealish is going forward, he does not always put in a shift going back the other way.”

While Sutton does have a point, it must be remembered that Grealish is only 20 years of age and is just starting out.

The youngster is an attacking player, and his main job in the team is to create chances and help score goals.

While the 20-year-old should learn how to help his team at the back and play without the ball, one should not be too critical of someone as talented and young as him.

Grealish is still growing and developing as a footballer, and he must be shown patience.

The youngster has scored one goal and created four chances in five Premier League appearances so far this campaign.

The attacker created 18 chances in 17 league matches last season, as Villa narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship.

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