Danny Mills has claimed Jack Grealish is expected to do “too much” for Aston Villa after they suffered their fifth straight loss on Monday night.
The former Leeds United and Manchester City full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, admitted it is almost impossible for a single player to carry a team despite the 24-year-old’s talent.
Grealish made his 31st appearance of the season last night as Dean Smith’s side were humbled 4-0 by Leicester City to leave them 19th in the table.
A mistake from Pepe Reina gifted Harvey Barnes the opener before, a controversial handball decision allowed Jamie Vardy to double the lead from the spot.
Mills did not focus solely on the defence when asked why the Claret and Blues find themselves in the relegation zone.
“Jack Grealish is asked to do too much as a midfield player,” the ex-Manchester City defender told Football Insider.
“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.”
Villa have conceded 56 goals in the Premier League this season, four more than bottom-of-the-table Norwich having played one less.
Things do not get any easier for Dean Smith as he prepares to welcome the in-form Chelsea to Villa Park.
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