Can Grealish be actually compared to Lionel Messi?
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is just Lionel Messi with a right foot claims Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.
The Villa captain is having a superb season with his hometown club and is regularly linked with all big European clubs especially Manchester United.
Martinez who was recently called up to Argentine squads has trained with Messi and rates Grealish as high as the Barca captain.
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‘He [Grealish] is the most talented player I’ve ever seen,’ Martinez told talkSPORT.
‘He never gives the ball away.
‘When I see Grealish running, it’s always a shot on target or a corner for us. He will drive past two or three players.
‘I just see Messi with a right foot when he has the ball. You can’t get the ball off him.
‘He’s the most talented English player and I’m surprised he hasn’t played more games for England.
‘Messi is Messi, he’s the best ever. But in terms of training, when Jack has the ball, people don’t want to tackle him, they respect him, he can finish, he can chop, he can do everything.
‘When I train with Messi for the national team, it’s the same. Nobody wants to touch him, he chops people, he treats players like cones I see that with Jack here.’