Many Aston Villa fans have reacted to Jack Grealish’s absence from Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the games against Iceland and Denmark.
Villa club captain Grealish was in remarkable form last season, netting an impressive eight goals in 36 Premier League games.
The Birmingham-born attacking midfielder proved key to Villa’s survival from relegation, scoring a vital goal in the 1-1 draw with West Ham United on the final day of the season which ultimately ensured the Midlanders’ safety.
Such good form has seen Grealish tipped to go on and become an England regular, but he has not been included in the games to face Iceland and Denmark in the Nations League.
Here is your first #ThreeLions squad of the year! 🙌
Gareth Southgate has named a 24-man squad for next month’s #NationsLeague games against Iceland and Denmark.
— England (@England) August 25, 2020
Southgate’s midfield options for the double header sees Eric Dier, Mason Mount, James Ward-Prowse, Harry Winks and Declan Rice included.
Reacting to Grealish’s absence from that list, these Villa fans responded via Twitter account Aston Villa News…
— Michael (@stig7_7) August 26, 2020
It’s obviously personal with Southgate, Grealish walks into this team never mind the squad 🤯
— James Gordon (@jgordo21) August 26, 2020
This bloke is thick absolutely furious 😡
— lee jackson (@leejackson66) August 26, 2020
I think the fact that he performed so well for Villa even though we were under the cosh for most games, indicates a fighting spirit that is lacking in Southgates England teams of late.
— Mike Macey (@MikeMacey5) August 25, 2020
If I was Jack Grealish, I would be playing my football the way I wanted, wearing my shin pads the way I wanted and if it didn’t suit I’d be playing where it did.
— Kaz (@Just__Kaz) August 26, 2020
I find Southgate’s assessment that Villa fans are upset because he left us a display of staggering arrogance. I’m upset as Grealish has proven his value, no other reason. I would never want to stop a player furthering his career by joining Middlesbrough FC.#UTV #jackgrealish
— Craig White (@CraigWhite16) August 26, 2020
Do you think Grealish should have been included in the England squad? Let us know in the comments section below…
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience