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Almiron Says Grealish Hasn't Made Him Better

Miggy comments after winning Player of the Month

Newcastle forward Miguel Almiron has rejected the notion that his remarkable stretch of form has been spurred on by Jack Grealish after he was crowned the Premier League's October Player of the Month.

There had been suspicions that Almiron was being motivated and driven on by Grealish, who made disparaging comments to Bernardo Silva at Manchester City's title parade in May relating to Almiron.

Asked by Silva what the secrets to City's comeback against Villa was, Grealish replied: 'There were two. Riyad (Mahrez), take him off the pitch, as soon as possible. He played like (Miguel) Almiron.

Asked whether the incident had inspired him on to previously unprecedented heights for himself this season, Almiron told Sky Sports that the award was down to his own hard work.

'I don’t think anything that Jack [Grealish] said has got anything to do with the great form and performances that we've been showing as a group of players,' he said.

'Jack is a great player first and foremost and I wish him all the best, but this success is down to work, work and even more hard work.'

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