The back and forth between Jack Grealish and Graeme Souness has been in the headlines for the past few days and now Gareth Southgate has weighed in.
During a recent talkSPORT appearance, Souness described Grealish as a “good, but not great” player.
The Man City star has responded to the comments, saying the Liverpool legend seems to have a problem with him.
Souness then came back and defended his point, giving a lengthy explanation of his reasoning, but ended by saying he would like to go out in the evening.
Let’s be honest, most of us would love to be invited out for a drink and Southgate is no different.
“We would all love a night out with Jack, I wouldn’t mind with Souey either, so no problem,” the Three Lions boss joked to talkSPORT.
Southgate, of course, gave a serious answer to talkSPORT reporter Faye Carruthers’ question about Grealish and his recent contributions.
For a while, it looked like Southgate was the one who lacked a bit of confidence in Grealish after making him wait a long time for his England call-up.
But now admits he enjoys working with the City star with the national team.
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He added: “He had a difficult start to the season with a few injuries. It was good to see him get to the far post at the weekend and get into the box and score.
“We know he has great creativity. Jack has contributed well for us, we are happy as he is.
“We love working with him, he’s a great kid to have around camp.
“He works at a top club where it’s not easy to fit into the team, let alone perform well.
“I don’t know if he will ever find the level Graeme wants!”
“We’re happy with the contributions for us, but I can’t really speak club-wise because you’re not always 100 per cent sure about the role of individuals, the requirements and what they’re being asked to do with the ball. .
“Of course it’s easy to have an opinion from the outside, which I do with the players. I have to dig a little deeper with the details they are being asked to do.
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