The stories about Jack Grealish partying in Las Vegas actually do him a favour, believes former England man Jack Wilshere.
The Manchester City and England star’s antics have hit the headlines yet again with Grealish attending a boozy pool party. Liverpool defender Andy Robertson was also present.
Britain’s most expensive footballer is currently enjoying a break away with friends ahead of the new season with the stories about his excursions sparking massive debate.
And Wilshere, who was caught smoking a cigarette while on holiday in Vegas in 2014, believes that all the talk about Grealish is actually benefiting the 26-year-old.
“I think it probably does Jack Grealish a favour. In terms of the fact he has that bad boy brand about him,” Wilshere said on Drivetime.
“Everybody is sort of interested in his life. When there are stories like that, it probably does him a favour.”
talkSPORT’s Danny Murphy had previously claimed Grealish needs to ‘be better’ after the pictures emerged of him partying in the USA, adding that the player should keep his head down and ‘stay out of the firing line.’
Murphy said: “He has made a rod for his own back, Jack.
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“He has become a target because he’s got himself in some situations that you shouldn’t get yourself in. And once you’ve had a couple of misdemeanours and a couple of problems that have been well documented, you then have to put your head down and stay out of the firing line.
“And there’s ways and means of doing it. Even the end of season stuff, when you’ve just won the league and you’re looking like you’re more done in than everyone else, you start saying a couple of silly things.”
Grealish has failed to cement a place in Pep Guardiola’s side since his £100million move to the Etihad Stadium from boyhood club Aston Villa.
Despite picking up a Premier League medal, the Birmingham-born attacking midfielder will hope to kick on next season and prove his critics wrong.
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