Jack Grealish Doesn't Have A Clue What 'Encyclopedia' Means And His Reaction Has Gone Viral
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The 25-year-old attacking midfielder, who did not feature in last weekend's European Championship opener against Croatia, is eager to prove his credentials against Scotland on Friday night after an impressive 2020/21 campaign at Aston Villa.
And ahead of the Group D clash at Wembley, a baffled Grealish was asked about his thoughts on Villa boss Dean Smith praising his knowledge of football. The combination of his strong Brummy accent and that confused look is priceless.
After asking where he gets his knowledge of football from, the reporter goes on to explain the definition of the word. "So, you know everything there is to know about football," she says. "An encyclopedia is a book that has descriptions of every word and thing in it."
You can watch the full version of that interview below.
In the same interview, Grealish was asked about his thoughts on the recent comments made by Jose Mourinho, who waxed lyrically about the Aston Villa captain before comparing his talents to former Real Madrid midfielder Luis Figo.
"I don't like making comparisons, especially with a Golden Ball winner, but Grealish reminds me of my Figo," he said on talkSPORT.
"Figo, I had him in different periods in my career but I had him in his last season as a player at Inter Milan and even in his last season he was like, 'give me the ball and I will resolve the problems for you'.
"The way Grealish gets the ball and attacks people, gets fouls, gets penalties, he's very powerful, I like him very much."
Grealish responded by saying he would love to play under Mourinho in the future.
"I heard what Mourinho said, a lot of people sent me that," Grealish told talkSPORT in response to Mourinho.
"You try not to listen to too much, whether it's good or bad. It's always nice when people are speaking about you, especially someone like Jose Mourinho.
"He's done so much in the game, he's such a popular man in football and he's not short of football knowledge.
"Luis Figo is someone who I looked up to when I was a kid. He was an unbelievable player, but the the main thing was it came from Mourinho, who is an unbelievable manager.
"He's done unbelievable things in the game. Hopefully one day I could play under him."
"A lot of people sent me that!"
"Hopefully one day I'll play under him."@JackGrealish reacts to José Mourinho comparing him to Figo on talkSPORT. pic.twitter.com/8DUXw6GGUM
- talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 16, 2021
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