I want to talk about very few moments in Jack Grealish's life that very few people have heard about and which will help you to better understand what the new most expensive player in the history of the English Premier League is like.
1. Best Player in the premier league for the last two seasons in terms of fouls won.
The guy has excellent ball possession and opponents simply don't know how to stop him according to the rules. On average the former Aston Villa captain is fouled five times per match and at the end of the campaign, this figure for Grealish has a rule that generally exceeds a hundred.
From the age of 10 to 14 years, he played Gaelic football, the Irish national football that combines football, rugby, and volleyball. Endless fouls and torn ligaments are commonplace in this game and during those years Grealish performing for John Mitchell Hurling club hardened to his fullest before stepping into professional football.
Nowadays his body allows him to stay on his feet even after the toughest tackles with opponents on the pitch and in Manchester City, this quality will certainly come in handy.
2. He admired Paul Merson.
It would be easy to think that Jack's football idol was David Beckham, Michael Owen, or Zidane as it is typical of today's players but being a supporter of Villa since childhood, Jack strongly admired the Birmingham club's midfielder and star Paul Merson.
Merson played for the Claritin Blue Army from 1998 until 2002. Together with his cousin Sean Mills little Jack often appeared at Villa's training ground to meet his hero and their patience paid off and Grealish has since tried to imitate Paul Merson.
3. He played the championship playoff finals in torn boots.
After the relegation from the EPL to the championship, Villa took three years to return to the elite division at the end of the 2018-19 campaign they made their way to the championship playoffs.
After reaching the playoff finals the Claritin Blue army had to pass the final test in the form of Derby county. However, Jack was not interested in formalities that day and entered the pitch in his ruined boots.
The Villa leader's shoes were completely mattered and almost fell apart on his feet but there was a certain charm in that too and Villa won promotion. Later Jack explained the idea of wearing tattered boots and said they were his lucky boots so he had to keep them.
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