Many Aston Villa fans are hoping they get to see captain Jack Grealish feature for England over the upcoming internationals.
Gareth Southgate prefers an England formation which typically only suits one creative attacking midfielder. This has seen Grealish battling with players like Mason Mount for a place in the lineup.
Speaking on both Grealish and Mount, the Three Lions manager said: “I suppose on that (Grealish starting debate) you’re referring to Mason, whose only crime is not to be Jack at the moment. I’m also aware I should talk about Mason because then it keeps the memes going of me talking about Mason.”
These comments have not gone down well as fans of Villa continue to feel that the Three Lions manager is picking Mount due to favouritism and not form. One fan said it was ’embarrassing’. His comments in the past have not helped them change their opinion on this matter, as it certainly seems like the former Villa player has unintentionally turned a molehill into a mountain.
Fans definitely have a right to feel this way too, as the Chelsea star has only managed one goal and one assist in the Premier League this season (WhoScored). Meanwhile, the Villa captain has four goals and five assists (WhoScored) and was a dominant figure in the middle of the park against Arsenal last weekend.
Here is what Villa fans said following the comments on Grealish:
Gareth Southgate: “I suppose on that (Grealish starting debate) you’re referring to Mason, whose only crime is not to be Jack at the moment. I’m also aware I should talk about Mason because then it keeps the memes going of me talking about Mason.” [@TelegraphSport] #avfc
— villareport (@villareport) November 11, 2020
What a strange man
— Richie Lauridsen (@richiesnippets) November 11, 2020
Wow a national team coach singleing out 1 fanbase because we used our platform to call him out. Its got to be embarrassing for Mount at this point. Tellingly GS ignored the national articles, radio phone ins & ex players & teammates of his, calling for Jack to start though
— AVFC_flowz (@flowz23) November 12, 2020
What an odd thing to say. It’s a shame that such a good Villa player and captain as Southgate seems to want to antagonise the people who used to cheer him on. Very strange
— Gez ⚽️🦁 (@Gezmag) November 12, 2020
🤣😂he thinks it is merely the Villa fans calling for Jack’s inclusion. Read the room!
— David Moore (@davemoore9) November 11, 2020
From that comment even if said tn the most sarcastic way he isn’t playing jack tonight. The man has lost it over this issue. Absolutely nuts
— VillaGarvey (@villagarvey) November 12, 2020
Didn’t see this bit at first, no way he’s said that 🤣
— Alex Lineham (@LinehamAlex) November 11, 2020
he’s absolutely rattled
— homme de la route (@OscarMoneyBrady) November 11, 2020
In other Villa-related news, Mason Mount has spoken out on Grealish, have a read what he said here!
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