What Jack Grealish said about his Manchester City Treble celebrations as England star reacts for first time
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It’s been quite the few days for Jack Grealish.
The Manchester City midfielder was on England duty on Monday night (June 19) following Manchester City’s historic Treble win last week.
The former Aston Villa captain came off the bench in the second half of Gareth Southgate’s side’s 7-0 win over North Macedonia to put the Three Lions firmly on course for qualification to Euro 2024 next summer.
The City midfielder was on good form during the game following his well publicised three-day bender after his club’s celebrations. During Manchester City’s bus parade, the Solihull-born star said he couldn’t remember sleeping since lifting the Champions League trophy, and was pictured being carried by team mate Kyle Walker after celebrating in Ibiza hours before.
Many praised Grealish for enjoying himself, although some said the midfielder went a bit too far with his celebrations. The former Villa skipper appeared on talkSPORT this morning (June 20), revealing he has ‘no regrets’ over his alcohol-fuelled celebrations.
When asked if he had any regrets, Grealish told the programme “Not really. I’d done something that comes around once in a lifetime. The last time it was done - I don’t know when Man United did it, but it hasn’t been done for ages.
“So why not celebrate like that? Everyone was with me. I wasn’t on my own, going out with my friends. I was with the whole team. We enjoyed ourselves on the Saturday, Sunday, Monday. I had the best weekend of my life. I’d just won the Champions League and I was so emotional after it.
“I was probably on the biggest emotional high I’ve ever been on. The manager didn’t tell me, but I knew I wouldn’t play on the Friday. Whatever you do in life, there will always be people in the background criticising you. It’s part and parcel of life.”
And speaking following England’s win over North Macedonia on Monday, Grealish told Channel 4:”I know some people have had a little bit to say about me celebrating, but you’ve got to remember the whole team were celebrating - it wasn’t just me.
“Obviously there were a few videos of me and stuff. But listen, I went back on my camera roll on my phone and I was in pre-season last year on July 11, it’s now June 19 - I’ve been playing for eleven and a half months, so give us a break will you?”