Jack Grealish was named on the bench for England’s opening EURO 2020 match against Croatia [Sky Sports].
In what is his first major international tournament for the Three Lions, manager Gareth Southgate has chosen to leave Grealish out of the starting eleven; alternatively electing to select Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane to form his front three [Independent].
Should England have started Jack Grealish?
Enjoying an excellent 2020/21 season, the 25-year-old contributed to Aston Villa’s offensive threat heavily registering 19 goal contributions: seven goals and 12 assists [Transfermarkt].
Unsurprisingly, his sparkling form led Grealish to be nominated for the Premier League Player of the Season award [Aston Villa FC Official].
Personally, the Englishman can count himself extremely unlucky not to start the fixture. In light of these latest developments, it was no wonder that plenty of Villa diehards took to Twitter to voice their disdain at the news.
Villa fans react:
Replying to Aston Villa FC’s Official Twitter page, here are how some fans summarized their feelings surrounding the release of the England team news:
“Grealish robbed, but who’s shocked?”
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