Exclusive interview with Jack Grealish
A creative midfielder capable of the spectacular, his playing style has been likened to Paul Gascoigne and Lionel Messi, but he’s determined to carve his own path in the professional game. Earlier this month, SWM’s partner Louis Vuitton, closed their flagship store in London to welcome Jack for a photoshoot and world-exclusive interview. We discussed how life has changed, the factors that have led to his successes on the pitch, and what Jack enjoys most about the lifestyle of a professional footballer.
Some of sport’s biggest names have struggled with the burden of captaincy, but it appears to have had the opposite effect on Jack. His performances are getting better and better, and although he’s aware of the responsibility on his shoulders, he believes it hasn’t changed him as a person or player.
It’s unbelievable because I never thought about being captain,” he says. “I’ve always wanted to play for Villa, but you don’t get many captains playing in my position.
Jack is just a normal kid from a working-class background, and it’s clear his family has provided the perfect foundation and upbringing for him to succeed as a professional footballer.
My family helps keep me grounded, I’m really close to them and a proper family boy.
Perhaps the biggest inspiration of all is his youngest sister, Holly. She suffers from cerebral palsy, a group of disorders that affect her ability to move and maintain balance and posture.
She’s been a massive inspiration for me. Obviously as a footballer, I get a lot of attention in Birmingham. She doesn’t see anything like that at all, she simply sees me as her brother Jack, so it’s nice to go home to an environment like that.
I don’t think it’s any secret to anyone how popular and how good SWM is. Whatever you need; whether it’s holidays, drivers, villas abroad or even clothes, it can be absolutely anything and the service is amazing. I’ve obviously used SWM for a while now and I won’t be stopping any time soon. The service is top notch and I look forward to working with them more in the future.