Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish finds the constant criticism of Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount annoying.
Mount has cemented his place as a first team regular at club level with Chelsea, despite a host of summer arrivals and Grealish believes the criticism he has received, often from his own fans, is unjustified.
“I love Mason,” Grealish said, according to Metro. “It’s a bit annoying actually because he probably gets a bit of stick about it at times but I’ve always been close with him.
“I think he’s an absolutely terrific player. I don’t even feel like we’re fighting for the same spot to be honest.
“If anything I think Mason’s underrated and he deserves all the credit he gets and I think that people who know about football will understand just how good he is.”