Graeme Souness has advised Tyrone Mings to “bring it on son” after the Aston Villa star responded to his “weird article”.
Souness backed Villa supervisor Steven Gerrard’s determination to strip Mings of the captaincy, citing a zoom phone in which the centre-back again experienced “a hell of a large amount to say”.
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Souness wrote in his column for the Day-to-day Mail on Friday: ‘I won’t be joining the really like-in for Tyrone Mings, the male Steven Gerrard has stripped of the Aston Villa captaincy in a move which, summed up in a person sentence, says: “I just don’t extravagant you.”
‘Mings is “well-liked in the dressing room”, apparently.
‘Well, when he appeared a pair of occasions on Zoom for reveals we ended up performing on Sky Sports through lockdown, I considered: “For a youthful gentleman who’s not accomplished nearly anything in the video game you’ve a hell of a lot to say.”
‘He’d been speaking about how footballers have been viewed as “commodities” at the time and I questioned him if he did not believe gamers ended up unbelievably fortunate to be performing their task.
“He had an response for me, of course, but that come across told me a large amount.”
Mings was understandably aggravated and built that apparent in a response on social media.
Mings Tweeted: ‘What a strange write-up. That zoom call I was invited on was 2 several years in the past & he said practically nothing to me at the time, now wishes to drag me into his pointless column.
‘Btw, I’ve reached plenty from in which I commenced. Pleased to chat points by if you ever will need me.’
Souness, aided by pot stirrer in main Jim White, continued the beef on talkSPORT, imploring Mings to appear great on his offer and give him a get in touch with.
Knowledgeable of Mings’ tweet, Souness replied: “Anytime, at any time. I was a manager for, I imagine, 880 video games.
“When you are a manager and you choose to acquire the captaincy from somebody, that is as poor as it receives for that personal.
“You know you have dropped him endlessly. There is very little you can do.
“Forever, to get him back again onside. So to do it is a significant stage. You would have to have a great explanation to do that.
“There is a thing in Tyrone Mings’ make-up that Steven Gerrard does not extravagant. For good.
“I’m placing myself there, I’m a participant, the captain of the football club and an individual can take the captaincy off me.
“I’m carried out with the supervisor. In truth my personality, I couldn’t keep at the club, I’ve got to go now.”
“I’ll appear again to it,” Souness repeated. “Tyrone Mings, carry it on son.
“If you want to have a discussion with me about soccer – I’m not certain what I’m likely to master – phone talkSPORT. We’ll have the chat.”