Former Manchester City right-back Danny Mills believes that Aston Villa are expecting too much from Jack Grealish as the Villans look to try and stay in the Premier League this season.
Grealish, who is a boyhood fan of the club, has played 26 times in the league this season and has seven goals and six assists, which is an impressive record for an attacking midfielder in a club near the bottom of the league. (Transfermarkt)
He has been vital to their games this season, and a lot of pressure has been mounted on the 24-year-old, who is also captain of the club.
When speaking about why Villa find themselves in the relegation zone to Football Insider, Danny Mills said: “Jack Grealish is asked to do too much as a midfield player.
“He is having to do things right-back, left-back, holding midfield, creative midfield and he has not been able to focus on what he is good at. He has been asked to do too many things at times.
“It is very difficult to carry a team as a single player. You can have influence and create inspiration but it is incredibly difficult to carry a team on your own like that.”
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It’s hard to disagree with Danny Mills here as Jack Grealish has been involved in 38% of the club’s Premier League goals this season. (13 goals out of 34) (whoscored)
They have had to rely on him even more, as Scott McGinn and Wesley are both currently injured. January signing Mbwana Samatta, who is a striker, was brought in to try and help Grealish out and currently has one goal in four Premier League appearances. (Transfermarkt)
Fans love Grealish, and many expect him to be their saviour for the season, but Villa will need other players to perform as well as him if they want to be in this league next season.
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