DEAN SMITH blasted those that name Jack Grealish a diver — saying: Give attention to his expertise as an alternative.
The Aston Villa captain was referred to as a ‘cheat’ by a member of the West Ham workers in the course of the 2-1 loss on Monday.
Dean Smith defended Jack Grealish after he was criticised for happening too simply in opposition to West HamCredit score: Rex Options
England’s new star Grealish has been fouled 40 instances this season — the very best within the Premier League.
The 25-year-old has performed 810 minutes — being the subject of a foul every 20 minutes.
And final season, the Villa ace topped the charts with a whopping 167 fouls in opposition to him in 36 league video games.
Some on social media have highlighted the exaggerated approach he goes down.
However Smith reckons he’s being unfairly handled.
The Villa boss stated: “If referees are giving fouls, the status is unfair.
“Does he go down simply? You inform me a few of the high forwards who don’t go down simple.
“He was once more fouled a lot of instances in opposition to West Ham.”
Grealish was blasted by opposition workers, gamers and followers for his fall on MondayCredit score: Sky Sports activities
Ollie Watkins missed his fourth penalty in six makes an attempt within the defeat in East LondonCredit score: AP:Related Press
Villa’s £33million striker Ollie Watkins noticed his penalty crash in opposition to the crossbar — the fourth time the previous Brentford star has failed to attain in six makes an attempt.
Requested if he would contemplate altering his spot-kick taker, Smith stated: “We may have a chat about it.”
The Villa boss stated there can be a dialog about who takes the subsequent spot kickCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation