John Terry still occasionally joins in during training with Villa’s team and he was required to play in a practice match over the summer.
Terry immediately impressed Targett, who had just signed for Villa at that point.
And Grealish revealed: “He [Terry] would love to get involved all the time. He’s still got it.
“Matt Targett came and JT was on our team in training as we had low numbers. He came up to me and said ‘how good it JT, he’s better than me!’”
Targett is yet to make his Villa debut, despite being one of their most expensive signings of the summer.
Dean Smith opted to pick Neil Taylor in Villa’s opening day match against Tottenham Hotspur, and the left-back generally impressed.
Whether Targett will come into Villa’s side at the weekend now remains to be seen.
The claret and blues will be looking to get their first win back in the top flight on Saturday, when they take on Bournemouth.
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