Jack Grealish responds to Tyrone Mings after Aston Villa man hits back at Graeme Souness

Graeme Souness criticised Mings in his latest Daily Mail column

Jack Grealish has thrown his support behind his former Aston Villa teammate Tyrone Mings after Graeme Souness wrote an article about Mings in which he claimed the England defender has ‘never achieved anything in the game’.

In his Daily Mail column, Souness hit out at Mings, criticising him after Villa boss Steven Gerrard stripped him of the club captaincy.

He wrote: “Mings is ‘well-loved in the dressing room’, apparently. Well, when he appeared a couple of times on Zoom for shows we were doing on Sky Sports during lockdown, I thought: ‘For a young man who’s not achieved anything in the game you’ve a hell of a lot to say.’

Jack Grealish and Tyrone Mings of England during an England training session at St Georges Park on September 01, 2021 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

“He’d been talking about how footballers were viewed as ‘commodities’ at the time and I asked him if he didn’t think players were incredibly fortunate to be doing their job. He had an answer for me, of course, but that encounter told me a lot.”

Mings played the full 90 minutes for Villa during their 2-1 win over Everton on Saturday, and following the game he hit back at Souness on Twitter. Posting a link to the article, the England centre half, wrote: “What a weird article. That zoom call I was invited on was two years ago and he said nothing to me at the time, now wants to drag me into his pointless column.

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“Btw, I’ve achieved plenty from where I started - happy to chat things through if you ever need me.”

Responding to the tweet, former Villa skipper Grealish sent a message to Mings, which read: “Well said brother.”

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