JACK GREALISH is a hero amongst Man City supporters but on any away day he is jeered by opposition fans.

The midfielder has now spoken out about his failure to win over the hearts of City’s rivals — and says it bothers his mum.

Grealish, 28, moved to City in 2021 for £100million, making him the most expensive British player at the time.

The Birmingham-born star has endured a tough season after a horrific run of injuries the last few months.

City fans were over the moon to see him return to the pitch this weekend for the 0-0 title clash against Arsenal.

But when Grealish is away from his home crowd he is targeted with boos and in an exclusive interview with his club he said he does not know why.

He said: “I always think about it. I always wonder, ‘why do they boo me?’ — and my mum always asks me about it as well.

“But I don’t actually know why it happens. At every single away ground I go to now, I get booed and I’m not entirely sure why it is — I just have to try and take it as a positive or a compliment.”

And Grealish’s best way to hush his rivals is to show them his trophy cabinet.

He’s won six major pieces of silverware since his move from Aston Villa and is hoping to play his part in the Blues’ attempts to win another three this season.

Still, to many Grealish is seen as a hero, especially his younger sister Hollie who was born with cerebral palsy.

Asked if he is Hollie’s role model, Grealish said: “I think I probably am. But she gets fed up with me as well because I’m always winding her up and stuff!

“I love her to pieces, and we are so lucky to have her because when she was born, they told us she wouldn’t be able to do a lot of things like talking and walking, but luckily she can do all that now.”

The midfielder went on to explain how he’s always been surrounded by people with disabilities.

He continued: “I think it’s a little bit easier for me because I’ve always been around my sister who is severely disabled.

“Whether that’s because her friends who often come around who are also disabled, I don’t know, but I’ve always been used to being around people with disabilities.

“Disabled children are a lot less fortunate than the majority of people and can live difficult lives, so I think it’s important to show them lots of love and treat them really well.” — Sun.  

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