‘Fighting straight away’ Aston Villa skipper lifts lid on dressing room
Jack Grealish has dished the dirt on his Aston Villa teammates in a hilarious Sky Sports interview.
The adored captain featured on Soccer AM and revealed everything from Villa’s best dancer, biggest moaner and hard man.
Grealish, who turns 24 next month, also explained how he gets stick for his distinctive hair cut and says assistant manager John Terry hates officiating training games because of non-stop moaning.
The hysterical transcript of the Soccer AM interview can be viewed in full below.
“I’d probably say John McGinn. He’s unbelievable. For me to play alongside him it’s a pleasure you know and I think that’s why he’s such a fans’ player.”
“Wesley, the new striker. We had our first pre-season game and he started fighting straight away, one of the Walsall players! But even in training he’s not afraid to throw his body around. He’s come in and let everyone know straight away. You can’t really say much he’s about 6ft 4!”
YOU CAN TAKE A PUNCH…
“I know yeah, I took one last season, it was a right beauty. I thought it was one of their players at the start and it wasn’t until I turned around and I seen him. At least we won the game, that’s the main thing.”
“I’d probably say myself. I’m quite bad. Say if I go out to training wearing a jumper and gloves and it ain’t as cold as I thought I just take them off and leave them out there. I don’t do it on purpose, it’s just one of them!”
WORLD’S SMALLEST SHIN PADS…
“They’re literally [aged] five to seven, that’s no joke. I hate big shin pads.”
“Jonathan Kodjia. He loves it, always dancing. When he gets hold of the speaker – not very often because his music is rascal – he just goes mad and does all these dances.”
“Henri Lansbury. Surely. Have a look at his haircuts over the years, shocking. Now he’s gone a bit like mine but shorter. He loves it, always in the mirror looking at himself. Always looking at his body and stuff, he’s got tattoos and stuff.”
“I get hammered for it. It don’t move, I’ve got to. I put some Moroccan oil in it, swear, and then blow dry it and then put wax in it and then hairspray.”
“Me or Ginny, John McGinn. He just moans about everything around the place. I only moan about training and stuff. JT hates reffing now because I just moan all the time about a bad decision.”
“He loves getting involved all the time. He’s still got it. Honestly, Matt Targett come and JT was on our team in training I think we had low numbers or something and he come up to me saying, ‘How good is JT!? He’s better than me! And I’ve just signed for £13million or something’.”
“Ginny likes to sing. He just likes to sing Scottish songs all the time, The Proclaimers and that.”