Grealish is desperate to help keep his boyhood club in the Premier League this season, with Villa's campaign resuming with a match against Sheffield United on June 17.
“I love all that," he told the Express & Star, when asked being barracked by opposition fans. “I love when people are on my back and targeting me.
“He used to thrive off it and that is what I try to do. I try to thrive off the hatred from the fans."