Manchester City celebrated winning the Premier League title on Monday night, where Jack Grealish strangely made a comment on Newcastle United midfielder Miguel Almiron.
Yes, that’s right – while celebrating his first ever Premier League title, Grealish has had a pop at our little Paraguayan.
City won the title in dramatic fashion, coming from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 on Sunday. That meant they remained above Liverpool and retained the top flight trophy.
Pep Guardiola made key substitutions in the second half, all of which contributed to their remarkable comeback.
One player who was withdrawn was Riyad Mahrez, which brings us back to Almiron…
What Jack Grealish said on Miguel Almiron
During the trophy parade celebrations, Bernardo Silva took to Instagram and asked Grealish an important question.
Silva asked: “What was the secret yesterday?”
Grealish replied: “Two secrets. Number one, Riyad [Mahrez] – take him off the pitch as soon as possible. He played like Almiron.”
The England international was clearly intoxicated – he could barely say Almiron’s name! I remember by first beer…
But regardless of the fact he’d had a drink, to make a comment like that is totally unnecessary. What has Almiron ever done to upset anyone?
Is he the best player? No, but he plays with heart and desire. He runs himself into the ground every time he’s on the pitch. Sure, he could be better in the final third. But it feels totally out of the blue for Grealish to have a pop.
Grealish certainly didn’t play like Almiron on Sunday, that’s for sure. And that’s because the £100million player wasn’t let off the bench by Guardiola.
The 26-year-old ends his first season at the Etihad with three goals in the Premier League, which interestingly is only two more than Miggy. Newcastle’s Paraguayan scored just once, but it was worthy of winning April’s goal of the month award.
Hopefully Grealish gets a frosty reception when he comes to St James’ Park next season, because his comment towards Almiron was completely inappropriate.
Focus more on celebrating your first ever title than having a pop at another player.