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Tim Sherwood tells Jack Grealish to 'graft his b***s off' after controversies

Published 15/07/2015 | 14:56

Jack Grealish
Jack Grealish

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has warned Jack Grealish about his future conduct after a series of controversies over the past few months.

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Sherwood has told the 19-year-old to knuckle down after he was pictured passed out on a street in Tenerife last month while on holidays.

After the Tenerife incident, Grealish was pictured with a six litre bottle of Ciroc Vodka in Marbella.

Grealish, who currently finds himself in the middle of an international tug-of-war between England and Republic of Ireland, became a Villa star last season with a stellar performance in their FA Cup semi-final win over Liverpool the highlight.

Sherwood said: "The only way you can be a professional footballer is to graft your balls off. If you have that natural talent that Jack has – at 19, he can be fitter than 95 per cent of midfield players – he is a massive asset.

"I’m not ready to write him off! He’s just got to get back in the good books.."

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