It’s only over a yr because the homegrown Aston Villa celebrity made an crowd pleasing £100million transfer to the Etihad Stadium.
Grealish says the larger force and scrutiny is “section and parcel” of representing Town and England, with that mentality in all probability explaining why he was once ready to take Souness’ newest jibes in his stride.
The previous Scotland celebrity this week stated that the 27-year-old is “no longer an excellent participant” and will have to have progressed extra since becoming a member of Town, the place he concept he would assume sooner and transfer the ball sooner.
“I don’t know what his drawback is with me,” Grealish stated with amusing. “He at all times says stuff about me! However I take a look at to not learn a large number of it.
“It’s tough you recognize when he’s on talkSPORT, or Sky Sports activities, and it’s in all places across the coaching flooring from time to time.
“Concentrate, he was once clearly an excellent participant and received so much however I do know he has a large number of stuff to…I don’t know what it’s with what he says about me or what drawback he’s were given. I do know my very own talent.
“I do know prior to that he used to mention a large number of stuff about me no longer transferring the ball sooner but if I’m enjoying for a supervisor like Pep Guardiola and he’s telling me to stay the ball up to I will and feature balls to take it in all places, that’s what I’ll attempt to do.
“Clearly I’m at all times going to have other folks, if I’m no longer enjoying smartly (criticising). Concentrate, I do know inside of myself, I at all times watch my video games again and stuff like this and I’m very vital of myself.
“I do know that there have been video games, particularly in the second one part of closing season, the place I wasn’t at my highest in any respect.
“Sadly for me, I got here again in pre-season, I got here again are compatible the place I’d had a robust pre-season after which were given injured in the second one recreation.
“However any further, I’m simply going to take a look at and get my head down and check out and get that health again as a result of I do know I’m no longer at 100 in keeping with cent but. I believe I’ve best performed one 90 mins this season.
“However, yeah, I believe I’ll at all times have other folks at the again of me however I’ve simply were given to take a look at and move and carry out.”
Grealish seems to take the entirety in his stride, admitting scrutiny “most definitely impacts my circle of relatives greater than it does me” having realized to care for it through the years.
“It’s extra if any individual like my mum or my dad was once pronouncing it, I’d pay attention much more,” he stated forward of England’s Nations League conflict in Italy on Friday.
“However, yeah, infrequently when individuals are pronouncing it – whether or not or not it’s trolls on Twitter or Instagram or stuff like that – that doesn’t hassle me in any respect.
“I believe that’s simply section and parcel of what we’ve enjoying for the nationwide workforce and enjoying for giant golf equipment in England.
“I don’t assume I’m the one one, I believe there’s rather a couple of. I believe we simply need to learn how to care for that.
“Clearly over the years I’ve realized to care for it.
“Once I signed for Guy Town and the fee and stuff that got here with it, I knew it wasn’t going to all be laughs, until I began the way in which Erling Haaland did. I believe that’s the one method I wouldn’t get caned!
“Clearly I’m no longer going to take a seat right here and say ‘not anything ever impacts me’ as it does infrequently. I’m a 27-year-old child so I’ve needed to learn how to care for that.”
Grealish has been within the highlight lengthy prior to he turned into a celebrity participant because of some off-field behaviour previous in his occupation.
The attacking midfielder’s professionalism was once referred to as into query once more over the summer time following his celebrations at Town’s identify parade and next vacation.
Grealish thinks that grievance is arbitrary however is aware of he has paintings to do to achieve his highest for Town and England.
“I’m similar to a regular child, you recognize?” he stated. “I think like I used to be simply doing what a large number of different footballers are doing, however infrequently I believe I am getting extra consideration once I’m on vacation in Ibiza or Vegas or one thing.
“After that then I used to be striking up footage of me running. I don’t know if a large number of other folks spoke about that.
“I attempted to return again as are compatible as conceivable and I felt like I did. I’ve noticed the executive stated that a couple of occasions about me.
“I do know what I’m like and the way skilled I in reality am and expectantly I will simply get my performances again to the place I used to be, once I’m enjoying at my highest.
“I know the way excellent I in reality am once I’m at my highest so expectantly I will get that again and get my health again as briefly as conceivable.”