Gabby Agbonlahor admits he likes knowing ‘party boy’ Jack Grealish celebrations will anger ‘so many bitter people’
Gabby Agbonlahor has admitted he enjoyed watching Jack Grealish’s celebrations after winning the treble with Manchester City – largely because of the inevitable bitter reactions from fans watching the striker.
Grealish was at the center of the Citizens’ well-documented celebrations in recent days, starting with their historic Champions League final win over Inter Milan.
After winning the final in Turkey, a number of players, including Grealish, flew to Ibiza to celebrate the win before landing in England, where they took part in a trophy parade during a bus tour to open skies around Manchester.
Grealish and other City stars then joined their national teams, with the England men’s team meeting at St George’s Park before flying to Malta on Thursday for an international match.
And although much has been said about the physical state such antics might have left the England international in ahead of two games for the Three Lions, Aston Villa legend Agbonlahor relished the scenes.
Gabby Agbonlahor admitted he savored the scenes and enjoyed watching Jack Grealish having fun
Grealish was at the center of the treble winners’ celebrations following their Champions League win
The party continued for Man City in Manchester as they took part in an open top bus parade
“I love seeing the celebrations because there are so many bitter people who will really get mad and I love seeing how happy he is, so I’m happy for the boy,” he said. told talkSPORT.
‘Just see him enjoy [himself]” added the 36-year-old when asked about his highlight.
“You’ve done the job, played in several games this season, had sleepless nights after games – people don’t see that part where you’re broken, you’re dehydrated, you can’t eat after games, people don’t don’t see on the side of the footballers where they work and how difficult it is to be a professional footballer.
“They’ve finished and now it’s time to celebrate.
“The celebrations are suspended for the England service and they will continue after the England service as he will have more time off and it is deserved.
“I just saw a boy living the dream. He won the treble and he is celebrating as it should be.
Probably sleep deprived, the City star was seen still in his match kit before boarding a plane to Ibiza for a quick getaway in the early hours of Sunday before returning for Monday’s bus parade.
Erling Haaland was pictured in local newspapers as Manchester City celebrated their treble success with a whirlwind trip to Ibiza
City completed the treble by beating Inter Milan in the Champions League final on Saturday
Drinks followed at the island’s Pacha nightclub, before the band from the rundown town headed home to continue the party.
Grealish drew cameras throughout Monday’s bus parade through Manchester, lounging topless in the drizzle and filming the moment Erling Haaland poured a bottle of champagne over her head.
The players continued the jubilation on a final night, with Haaland and Grealish and a number of their teammates heading to Depot Mayfield in Manchester.
“I thought I was a party animal,” added Agbonnlahor, “but he passed me.
“He’s always been a party animal ever since he was legally allowed to start drinking. He would have dated Callum Robinson and his teammates, but when you do what you do on the pitch, no one can question you.