Jack Grealish has credited England manager Gareth Southgate with yet another impressive performance in England’s comfortable 3-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland on Thursday night.
Grealish was superb as part of an attacking three, running the show from the wings and providing support for England’s other, Jadon Sancho, who was superb.
Speaking after the game, the Aston Villa attacker spoke glowingly of his international manager and how Southgate has treated him since his first call-up in October.
“It will be incredible to play against them here next year.” #EURO2020 history with @JackGrealish Scotland and last night’s win against Ireland! pic.twitter.com/TKApOFrayM
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“I want to play as much as possible and all I have to do is try to impress the manager as much as possible. He has been very good with me since I came here, talks to me and tells me What he wants. I have to,” she said, via The Mirror.
The Villa captain has had to pay his fair share of waiting to finally get his chance on the international front, but is looking more and more lively with every game he is involved in.
The 25-year-old has made a sensational start to the Premier League campaign with four goals and five assists and is making a name for himself in the England camp, impressing the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lyon and Conor Cody, who has recently been named in the England squad. Introduced by senior setup.
Despite being patient, Grealish is pragmatic about his progress but is clear that he is setting his sights on becoming a regular in England.
He added: “It was good to get my second start. I thought we controlled the game well and obviously it’s good to get the win.
“That’s what I’m trying to do this season, try to score more. I got an assist for Jadon and I’m happy with that. I could have scored more and helped him. Could but hope I can save them.”
Should Grealish continue to produce such fine displays for club and country, he could certainly cut down a place in the first team and play a key role for the Three Lions at the Euros next summer, where Southgate’s team Croatia will compete against the Czech Republic. and Scotland in the group stage.