Aston Villa star Jack Grealish has revealed his life had to be altered off the pitch.
Grealish has sealed his spot in Gareth Southgate’s England squad. He has impressed in the England team and admitted that his life off the field had be changed for that.
“I didn’t think it was on the pitch [where pressure impacted me] but it was more off the pitch that I thought I was Jack from Solihull that could go out and do what you want,” Grealish told a post-match press conference.
“As you get older, you learn that you are a hero and role model to younger lads. You need to watch what you are doing. That’s not to say that I won’t make mistakes, I probably still will. I feel like I have grown up over the years.
“Hopefully I can carry on doing that. I am a captain of a Premier League club and I just need to take it in my stride. At the moment, I absolutely love my life.”
“I have really enjoyed coming here,” Grealish said. “I have started three games in a row which is brilliant. That’s what you want to do when you come away. I feel like I performed at a good level here and I have been given the chance.