Former Aston Villa defender Micah Richards has recently heaped praise on the Villans’ English attacker Jack Grealish.
Back in May 2014, the forward made his debut for Villa as an 18-year-old under Paul Lambert in a 4-0 defeat against Manchester City (per Transfermarkt).
Since then, he has gone on to make senior 202 appearances for the Birmingham-based club, in which he has netted 31 goals and provided 40 assists.
Of those appearances, 15 have come in the Premier League this season and in those games, he has been in stellar form as he has bagged five goals and nine assists.
During the BBC’s Final Score programme on the Red Button, Richards discussed Grealish’s recent form and heaped praise on the attacker.
He said: “I’ve said it for years [and] everyone’s jumping on the bandwagon. He’s dominating but I’m not surprised, to be honest.
“I’ve been talking about Jack [for a long time], maybe I was a little bit biased because I’d seen his talent every day in training.
“The way he just went past players with ease and the way he always had his head up, his technical ability – he just had absolutely everything.
“I’m just glad now [that] Villa stayed up, he didn’t have to leave and he’s been able to show [his ability].”
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As can be seen in what the former defender had to say, he is not surprised that Grealish is “dominating” this season because he has shown it in training for a long time.
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Certainly, it is hard to argue against what the Final Score pundit had to say as the 25-year-old attacker has been in exceptional form for Dean Smith’s side this season.
Over his 15 outings in the league, he has earned an imperious 7.92/10 average rating, making him comfortably the best-performing player in the league for Villa this season (per WhoScored).
So, it is extremely evident what a talented player Grealish is.