Grealish says he loves Gascoigne and believes that he has work to do.
’s StarJack Grealish
is happy to be compared to a character he likes and says that he still has work to do.
"I thrive off those kinds of comparisons. I love Gazza. I've watched his documentary on Netflix about a million times," Grealish said.
"I love his character, on the pitch and off the pitch. I love the way he played football, such a freedom and such a joy. You know, you've you hear so many people speak about him and say it was just a joy to watch.
"And I think that's the biggest compliment that you can have, when people say to me, it's just a joy to watch you, you know that makes me happy, because that's what I want to do. I just want to entertain people but I also want to be effective on the pitch just like Gazza was.
"But obviously those comparisons are far away, because I've not even played a tournament. Like he thrived on the biggest stage. And until I do that, I think I can't really be compared to him at the moment."
He also talked about his problems with off the picth life:
"Years ago I didn't really think it was like a thing on the pitch, it was more off the pitch where I still thought I was just Jack from Solihull that I could just go out and do what I want," he said.
"As you get older, you probably learn that you're a hero to a lot of young lads, you're a role model. And you need to obviously watch what you're doing and that's not saying that I still won't make mistakes because, you know, I probably will.
"But I feel like I've grown up over the years and hopefully now I can carry on doing that as captain of a Premier League club. So, I was gonna take it all in my stride because at the moment I just absolutely love my life."