Alan Brazil says he has doubts about Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish

Alan Brazil wonders if Jack Grealish is a player suitable for Aston Villa’s Premier League relegation battle.

Former Tottenham Hotspur forward Alan Brazil said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Tuesday morning that he has doubts about Aston Villa attacking midfielder Jack Grealish.

"Young Jack for me, the type of game he plays, has he got the work rate to perform in a side that are struggling?" said Brazil. "I have my doubts...

"He is a talent that would prosper in a real good side, but at the moment, I am afraid, Villa are not that."

It seems that Brazil is concerned whether Grealish can work hard and do the dirty work for relegation-threatened Villa.

While it is true that the youngster is not defensively great and needs to work on his game without the ball, 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 six chances in eight Premier League appearances so far this season.

The Villa attacker has a pass accuracy of 85% and a shot accuracy of 57%, and has won one header, 19 dribbles and two tackles.

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