For those not aware, back in May, Grealish set tongues wagging across the English football landscape.
This came upon the English international using the talents and lack of production of Newcastle’s Almiron as an example, in a bid to poke fun at Riyad Mahrez.
Amidst City’s title celebrations, Grealish suggested that Mahrez had ‘played like Almiron’ during a disappointing individual showing against Newcastle United.
And the comment, despite evidently being utilised in a lighthearted manner, has since come back to bite Grealish in a major way.
This comes as Almiron continues to enjoy the finest stretch of his career in the Premier League to date.
Across his last six appearances, the Paraguayan has racked up six goals, securing a nomination for Player of the Month in England’s top-flight in the process.
All the while, Grealish has been on the receiving end of regular criticism, for his haul of a solitary goal and not a single assist.
In turn, it came as little surprise when the subject of Grealish’s dig at his Magpies teammate was put to Newcastle star Callum Wilson.
The hitman, though, went on to reveal that, in reality, the comment in question had little to no effect on Almiron.
“Well, obviously that comment was made and I didn’t even realise that comment had been made until recently, and I was like ‘what has been said?,’ Wilson told the Footballer’s Football Podcast.
“I was oblivious and they were saying what Jack said.
“He’s just like South American, he’s such a nice guy, happy, he didn’t really comment on it, he just shrugged his shoulders.
“I imagine internally he’s used it as motivation, but he hasn’t said anything to me.”