Man City star Jack Grealish receiving unfair treatment amid source's reveal - pundit
Noel Whelan has claimed Man City midfielder Jack Grealish will always be “scrutinised” because of his “misdemeanours” in the past.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Premier League striker said the 27-year-old has to “let his football do the talking” this season.
Grealish scored for City in a 3-0 win over Wolves on Saturday (17 September).
As quoted by The Guardian (18 September), Kevin De Bruyne suggested his teammate is criticised unfairly because he is under the spotlight as an English player.
Sources have told Football Insider (18 September) that privately Grealish does not believe he will be at the Etihad next season.
When asked by Football Insider if De Bruyne has a point about Grealish, Whelan said: “Look, you make your own bed at times.
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“I’m sure he’s a good lad to be around in the changing room.
“Life can be more difficult for you because of things you’ve done in the past. Sometimes the past never leaves you, unfortunately. Any situation you find yourself in, even if it’s an honest one, can get brought up. That is the problem.
“You will always be scrutinised if you have had past misdemeanours. Grealish is a strong enough character to deal with his past though. There will be negativity.
“What he needs to do is let his football do the talking. Make sure everything is positive from now on.
“I probably would say he gets some treatment that is not deserved. But big-name, talented players all experience the same thing.
“He is at a big club now. He has to perform consistently because he is playing alongside quality international players.”