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Gareth Southgate treatment of Jack Grealish will strike a chord with West Ham ace Said Benrahma

England manager Gareth Southgate is obviously not the biggest fan of talented Manchester City star Jack Grealish.

And the England boss’s treatment of Grealish is eerily similar to the way in which West Ham manager David Moyes has handled Said Benrahma over the past 18 months.

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Grealish struggled during his debut season with Manchester City following his £100 million move from Aston Villa last summer.

There were signs towards the end of the Premier League season that he was getting back to somewhere near his best though. And every single time he plays for England, it seems as though he makes a real difference.

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He certainly does more than the likes of Mason Mount and Bukayo Saka. Not in the eyes of Southgate though.

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It seems as though the Three Lions manager quite simply doesn’t rate the 26-year-old Manchester City star. That is strange enough in itself but even weirder when he persists with starting his favourites, like Mount for example.

And Grealish’s situation with the England national team is very similar to that of Said Benrahma at West Ham…

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The England manager spoke to reporters after last night’s 1-1 draw with Germany in Munich and highlighted where Grealish needs to improve, as quoted by Sky Sports:

“At the start of the game the challenge for the wide players was to attack, defend and to try and score goals – high tactical level and you’ve got to be spot on – and that’s an area Jack can get better at. What he did do was carry the ball as the game opened up with a little bit more space and opportunity. The impact both he and Jarrod Bowen had was really important in those attacking areas. There is a good challenge there among those players but we’ve got to keep pushing them.”

It’s strange that Southgate has decided to dig out Grealish, especially considering the fact that he was our most dangerous attacker last night.

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West Ham ace Said Benrahma will know all about that…

David Moyes has handled the Algerian poorly in my opinion over the past 18 months. It is clear to see that Moyes doesn’t fancy the former Brentford man. He is always the first one to get hooked by the Scot.

Moyes has consistently taken the hardline approach when speaking about Benrahma during his post-match press conferences.

The West Ham boss has continually questioned Benrahma’s decision making and ball retention throughout the season (Football.London).

As a result, the Algerian has looked petrified to try the things he is on the pitch to do, i.e, beat opposing defenders and drive towards goal.

And Jack Grealish is now experiencing exactly the same situation with England manager Gareth Southgate.

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