Many Aston Villa fans are reacting to the reports that Dean Smith is absolutely furious that Jack Grealish’s injury was leaked days before the clash on Sunday against Leicester City.
It is a big blow for the club to have their captain out for an unknown period, and he is a crucial member of Dean Smith’s side. Especially as they are planning to to push on and finish in the top half of the Premier League. Journalist Ashley Preece tweeted: “Dean Smith left fuming with training ground leak surrounding Jack Grealish’s injury.”
Such leaks give opponents a tactical advantage as they can adapt their plans and specifically, Grealish’s absence will likely have given Leicester a huge morale boost as he is so integral to Villa’s attack.
The Englishman has scored six goals and picked up ten assists in the Premier League (WhoScored) and this highlights that he has been involved in nearly half of Villa’s goals in the division this campaign as Dean Smith’s side have managed 37 in total. (SofaScore).
Here is how Villa fans reacted to the news of Smith’s anger:
“Why are we so secretive on injuries? Fans deserve to know the situation”
“Gonna get leaked, too many moles in the camp, I knew Tuesday, that’s when the rumours started circulating”
“Oooh all you ITK’ are going to be in trouble”
“Like this from Smith. It shows edge.”
“So why is Smith so coy? What’s wrong with him”
“Ridiculous this. Just confirm the injury.”
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