Many Aston Villa fans have debated who which player they think is the best ever England international to play for the club.
Prior to the club’s relegation to the Championship, Villa contributed heavily to the England setup with the likes of Ashley Young, Darius Vassell, Lee Hendrie, Gareth Barry (to name a few), all representing the Three Lions.
A return to the Premier League last summer has seen recognition from England boss and former Villa defender Gareth Southgate, opting to select central defender Tyrone Mings for international duty.
Playmaker Jack Grealish has also been considered for a call-up as his performances continued to improve prior to the break in football.
Engaging with each other via social media more than ever due to football’s absence, fans have been taking part in various debates, and a latest one has Villa fans looking into their previous England representatives.
Many opted to select David Platt as the England player they feel was the best, having seen the former midfielder represent England at the 1990 World Cup in Italy, where he produced some magical form.
Reacting to a post via Twitter account @AVFC_News, fans shared the following responses:
— Aston Villa News (@AVFC_News) April 23, 2020
— Paul Linton (@PJLinton) April 23, 2020
— Victoria Markou (@VictoriaMarkou) April 23, 2020
Super Jack surely?
— ClaretandBlueB6🦁 (@dpwhite48) April 23, 2020
Lee Hendrie in that game against Czech Republic
— Scott Farrell (@ScottFarrell_) April 23, 2020
Merson or Milner in my memory
— Luke (@BuggieSmugglr) April 23, 2020
Gareth Barry all day
— Alun Jenkins (@ajenks73) April 23, 2020
100%, Daz. Although some Villa fans won’t agree with you, because Platt once said something negative about us apparently 🤷🏻♂️
— Gareth Marsh (@GMarsh79) April 23, 2020
David Platt that I saw, and Merson had some magic moments. Though appreciate those who have fond memories of Little, Shaw, Cowans, Mortimer and the like
— Dave Francis (@coachdavefran) April 23, 2020
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