I like Grealish for his courage and his initiatives – Zola

Tue 20 July 2021 | 12:40

Former Chelsea star praises Aston Villa’s ‘outstanding’ captain.

Jack Grealish

has proven himself as one of the top midfielders in the world in recent years.

Contrary to his not-so-exciting Euro 2020 campaign with England, in which he managed to make two assists across the 173 minutes he played for the Three Lions, he had a blast in the Premier League with

Aston Villa

last season.

 The 25–year-old managed to create 70 chances, converting 10 of those into assists and helping the Lions to move up to 11


in the Premier league table.

Former Chelsea star

Gianfranco Zola

has spoken about Grealish in an interview with

Stats Perform

, marking Villa’s captain as an ‘outstanding’ player.

"I really like Grealish for his courage and his initiatives. Maybe sometimes it could be hard to give him a tactical task because he likes to be creative in every part of the forward front.",

Zola said.

"But he always creates something important and, again, he never flinches. He always wants the ball and creates. These are qualities that will make him even more outstanding."

source: SportMob