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Danny Murphy has hit out at Jack Grealish's wild partying in Las Vegas – and urged Manchester City's £100million man to "be better".
Grealish has been enjoying himself in America following City's Premier League title win during the off-season, but was snapped looking worse for wear earlier this week after a boozy night out.
And his wild antics have now been slammed by Murphy, with the former Liverpool midfielder advising the 26-year-old to keep his head down and "stay out of the firing line" after a disappointing first season at the Etihad. Murphy told talkSPORT: "He has made a rod for his own back, Jack.
"He has become a target because he’s got himself in some situations that you shouldn't get yourself in. And once you've had a couple of misdemeanours and a couple of problems that have been well documented, you then have to put your head down and stay out of the firing line.
"And there's ways and means of doing it. Even the end of season stuff, when you've just won the league and you're looking like you're more done in than everyone else, you start saying a couple of silly things."
Grealish has struggled to live up to expectations after his big move to Manchester City last summer. The former Aston Villa man bagged a Premier League winners medal last month but has found himself in and out of Pep Guardiola's team, while he has also failed to kick on for England.
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And Murphy believes that Grealish needs to be wary of the people around him if he is to fulfill his undoubted potential at the Etihad in the coming years. Murphy added: "There's so much more room for him to improve and be better.
"And I think maybe he's got to get himself into a situation where he's putting himself around better people, who don't encourage him to be in Vegas and be the first one at the party and the last one out. You can be more discreet in where you go and how you do it.
"He'll still have a great career and he'll still win things and be successful and very wealthy but will he be the best he can be by continually putting himself in his position? He is sought-after because of the way he looks, he's a bit of a 'Jack The Lad', excuse the pun. But he could be cuter and cleverer with better support around him and where he socialises and how he's portrayed."
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