Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has taken to social media to denounce reports he has had an argument with manager Dean Smith.
Grealish and Smith were seen talking angrily after Villa’s 3-2 loss to Burnley on Wednesday.
The Daily Star reported that the England international was embroiled in an argument with Burnley coach Ian Woan and allegedly “gestured furiously” at his own boss Smith.
After finding out about the report, the 25-year-old took to Twitter to deny the report and claimed Smith was simply telling him to calm down.
Villa had led at Turf Moor twice thanks to goals from summer signing Ollie Watkins and Grealish, but they left Lancashire empty-handed after Dwight McNeil and Chris Wood added to Ben Mee’s strike in the 15 last minutes.
Grealish has played every minute in the Premier League for Aston Villa this season and his excellent performances along with smart summer recruiting have seen them improve considerably this season.
The 25-year-old has contributed six goals and 10 assists in 18 top-level appearances since the start of the campaign.
As it stands, Villa is in 10th place, but they have two games going on most of the teams above them and they could potentially narrow the gap on the top four to just two points in winning those matches – further proof of their distance. came this season.
Despite Wednesday’s result, things are going pretty well for the club this season, and fans will no doubt have been delighted to read that the incident appears to have been disproportionate.
Smith’s side travel to Southampton this weekend in what is expected to be close competition, and the quality of Grealish could well be the difference between the teams.