Loads of Aston Villa fans are not happy with England boss Gareth Southgate and his approach regarding Jack Grealish’s potential Three Lions call-up.
According to The Athletic, Southgate has watched Grealish live and through videos and has also been in touch with the Villa captain, telling him he is firmly in his thinking. That has not gone down well on Twitter, with several supporters suggesting that he should already be in the team.
And looking at statistics from this season, they are not wrong. Grealish is currently outperforming some of his English midfield rivals in various areas. Scoring seven goals and providing five assists in the Premier League, he has more goal contributions than the likes of Mason Mount (seven) and James Maddison (nine).
When it comes to dribbles made per game, the 24-year-old also comes out on top. He is averaging 2.3, which is more than Mount’s 1.1 and Maddison’s 1.7 (via WhoScored). When you take all of that into account, calling up Grealish to the England squad should be a no-brainer.
You can have a look at what Villa fans have been saying below…
What’s the big song and dance about? Southgate is a fraud
— Dan Renshaw (@drenshawAVFC) January 23, 2020
“In his thoughts”. That’s what you say when someone’s nan dies. How about, “keep it up lad and you’ll be starting”?
— John (@pooch_clouston) January 23, 2020
Or alternatively just play for Man United and get guaranteed a start, no film required. What a joke.
— Harry (@Harry_Fa26) January 23, 2020
What is there to think about? No English player has been close to him recently
— Will Rossamatta (@TheWillRoss) January 23, 2020
In his thinking? Should be one of the first names on the team sheet
— Chris (@ChrisPe51882185) January 23, 2020
He should be one of the first names in the team sheet.
— Jack (@90sbabyjack) January 23, 2020
If you need video scouting and analysis to try and figure out whether Grealish is good enough for the current England squad Gareth then you’re not the coach I thought you were! pic.twitter.com/0sNrqIZBj8
— Graham Owen (@GrahamOwenUK) January 23, 2020
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