Graham Potter reacts to Jack Grealish's performance

Graham Potter the head coach of Brighton and Hove Albion during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Brighton & Hove Albion at Villa Park on October 19, 2019 in Birmingham,...

Aston Villa beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Graham Potter the head coach of Brighton and Hove Albion during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Brighton & Hove Albion at Villa Park on October 19, 2019 in Birmingham,...

Brighton and Hove Albion boss Graham Potter has told the Birmingham Mail that he thought Jack Grealish was 'very good' in Aston Villa's victory on Saturday.

Brighton headed up to Villa Park on Saturday afternoon having thrashed Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 before the international break, and took the lead through an Adam Webster header.

However, Aaron Mooy was sent off for a second yellow card, leaving Brighton with a mammoth task on their hands, even with the reprieve of Conor Hourihane's leveller being ruled out by VAR.

 

Villa weren't kept out for long though as Frederic Guilbert crossed for Jack Grealish to grab the equaliser, meaning Dean Smith's side were pushing for the winner after the break.

It looked like Villa would suffer home frustration again, but Grealish threaded a pass into Matt Targett in the final minute of the game, and the left back smashed in the winner to send Villa Park wild.

With a goal and an assist, Grealish was in outstanding form, and that doesn't even tell the full story. Grealish created six chances, including the winner, completed five dribbles and had two shots on target in a superb performance.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa scores his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Brighton & Hove Albion at Villa Park on October 19, 2019 in Birmingham,...

There has been much made of Grealish not being in the England setup, but if he continues to play like this, he will be hard for Gareth Southgate to ignore.

Now, Brighton boss Potter – who hails from Solihull, just like Grealish – has admitted that he thought Grealish was 'very good', believing that the Villa playmaker has a lot of talent.

“Jack Grealish was very good today I thought,” said Potter. “He popped up in lots of places, makes things happen with his own quality. He's just a really good footballer but I thought we caused more problems for Aston Villa than Grealish caused us problems, if I'm being honest. But, with the player of his quality, something can happen and he gets them moving. He's got talent,” he added.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Brighton & Hove Albion at Villa Park on October 19, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

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