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Graeme Souness has a message for Jack Grealish after he hit out at his criticism: 'Don’t be so precious!'

Nasir Jabbar

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Graeme Souness has a message for Jack Grealish after he hit out at his criticism: 'Don’t be so precious!'

Graeme Souness has told Jack Grealish 'don't be so precious' after the Manchester City star hit out at his criticism.

Souness slammed Grealish, stating he holds onto the ball for too long and hasn't improved as a player since his big-money move.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

The 27-year-old responded to the Liverpool legend, saying he doesn't know what his problem is with him.

"I don’t know what his problem is with me. He always says stuff about me," he said.

"It is difficult [to ignore] when he’s on Sky Sports and it’s everywhere around the training ground.

"He was a great player and won a lot but I don’t know what problem he’s got.

"I know he’s said a lot of stuff about me not moving the ball quicker but when I’m playing for a manager like Pep Guardiola and he’s telling me to keep the ball as much as I can and have balls to take it everywhere, that’s what I’ll try to do."

Souness has since fired back, claiming he doesn't have a problem with Grealish.

But he said he's entitled to an opinion and told the forward to stop being so 'precious'.

The 69-year-old said: "I don’t have a problem with Jack!

"I think I’m entitled to an opinion... don’t be so precious!

"I was the first to call Pogba out as average and was proved right!"

Souness added: "Grealish has a dribbling ability that very few people have!

"You’ve got to deliver! It’s not just about dribbling past one or two.

"I can’t believe any coach would tell him to hold onto the ball!"

Grealish scored in his side's 3-0 win over Wolves last weekend as he opened his account for the season.

He then spoke candidly following the match in an interview praised by fans online.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/talkSPORT

Topics: Graeme Souness, Jack Grealish, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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