After criticizing the great player, Jack Grealish sent a heartfelt apologetic message to Miguel Almiron.
Grealish made a joke about Almiron at Manchester City‘s Premier League victory parade in May, when questioned about the club’s final-day win over Aston Villa.
He stated: “There were two mysteries… Take Riyad [Mahrez] off the field as soon as feasible. He played in the style of [Miguel] Almiron. Get him off the field, number two [pointing to Silva], he’s been so good this season.”
Grealish later acknowledged getting carried away after “a few drinks.”
Grealish, in fact, opened up about his views regarding Almiron for the first time in an interview with The Guardian from England’s World Cup training base in Qatar.
“I haven’t been asked about that, so let me simply address it.” “He stated. “It was the day after the season had ended, and I’d clearly had a few beers.
“Right after that…because I didn’t realize we were out celebrating and I wasn’t on social media on my phone.” Then I remembered I was in Ibiza, and it had clearly come out.
“That was one of my regrets.” That was one of the foolish things I mentioned earlier. That is something I regret. I swear I’m buzzing from the way he’s reacted.
“He mentioned me in the interview the other day, and he wished me the best.” I said to myself, ‘what a guy dude,’ because if that had been me and someone had said something to me, I would have reacted differently.
“I’m honestly excited for him; I’ve gotten a lot of flak from Newcastle fans, and rightly so.” Finally, they are supporting their player, which I completely understand. He appears to be the most innocent, kind guy, so I’m rooting for him.”
Grealish also confirmed he contacted former Aston Villa teammate Matt Targett to apologize to the Paraguayan, who has 10 goals in 20 appearances for the club and country this season.
“Matt just said to me, ‘Jack, he’s a wonderful child, he’s harmless, and he doesn’t speak any English…'” “He won’t be bothered,” the 27-year-old explained.
“I didn’t want to respond [to Almiron] on social media because you dig a deeper hole, and I’ve already been there with other stuff.”
Miguel Almiron was asked if the words made at City’s victory parade inspired his recent run of success, as Grealish highlighted in his latest interview.
“I don’t think anything Jack [Grealish] said has anything to do with our fantastic form and results as a group of players,” Almiron told Sky Sports.
“Jack is a great player first and foremost and I wish him all the best, as I always do. But this success is down to work, more work, and even more hard work.”
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe was even asked about Grealish’s comments on Almiron in October.
“I don’t think Miggy is motivated by anything other than giving his all for Newcastle and the fans, who adore him, and rightly so.
“…I don’t think I’ve observed a change in his personality. He’s been very consistent – that’s a strength – he’s been really happy every day, very delighted to be a part of the club, and he has very close friends on the team.
“What I’ve noticed is a great confidence in his training, in his technical delivery of what we’re asking him to do – I believe that’s clearly risen a notch.”