Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has been critical of Aston Villa attacker Jack Grealish in The London Evening Standard.
The former West Ham United boss does not appear to be a fan of the 20-year-old’s off-pitch, antics and has suggested that he follows in the footsteps of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.
“I am getting fed up of seeing Jack Grealish in the papers,” Redknapp wrote in The London Evening Standard. “He needs to sort himself out.
“He has played a few games, now he’s out on the town left, right and centre. Who does he think he is?
“Kane is the exact opposite. He is a role model to any young footballer. He is out there once training has finished for an hour practising his finishing.
“That’s why he is doing what he is doing now. A lot of kids come in, play in the Premier League for five minutes and think they are heroes.”
Grealish has been making the headlines this week for the wrong reasons.
The youngster, who can play as an attacking midfielder or as a winger, has been dropped from Villa’s first-team squad for off-pitch matters.
Grealish has scored one goal and created 10 chances in nine Premier League appearances for Villa so far this season.
The attacker has a pass accuracy of 85% and a shot accuracy of 57%, and has won one header, 20 dribbles and four tackles.