Harry Redknapp criticises Jack Grealish: Why do they act like idiots, get drunk, falling over?
Harry Redknapp has criticised Jack Grealish after the Aston Villa star was recently pictured passed out in Tenerife beside a packet of cigarettes.
Grealish, who was pictured with a six litre bottle of Ciroc Vodka in Marbella earlier this month, faces a meeting with Tim Sherwood when he returns to training with Villa next month as they prepare for the new Premier League season.
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 but Redknapp has been less than impressed with his recent conduct.
“Why do they have to go out and act like idiots, get drunk, falling over? They’re professional footballers.
“Jack Grealish, he’s had an excellent year, an excellent second half of the season, plays in the Cup Final and then goes and does that.
“Not that long ago I was in the same hotel in Sardinia as Ronaldo for ten days, with my wife and family. I saw him every day. You can see he looks after himself. Has his dinner, possibly has a glass of wine, but he’s not going out every night.
“Why do these English players have to go and get silly drunk, and lay in the street and fall over? It’s alright for his mate who’s doing it, who’s cleaning windows, if that’s the way he wants to live. But footballers, the amount of money they get, they get that money to be dedicated to their profession, to make sure that they set a good example to young kids who want to be footballers. I’ve got no time for players acting stupid and getting drunk, I can’t have it. That stuff has every right to be in the newspapers. Young kids looking up at him, an up and coming footballer and then they see that. I can’t have it.”