Jack Grealish is set to start England’s final group game in Euro 2020 against the Czech Republic, as reported by The Telegraph.
As England have struggled for attacking fluency at the tournament, many fans and journalists alike have called for the inclusion of the Aston Villa captain in Gareth Southgate’s starting XI, with the 25-year-old having to be content with a 27-minute substitute appearance against Scotland so far at the finals.
Enjoying a fabulous season in 2020/21, Grealish registered a mightily impressive 19 goal contributions from 27 outings, with seven goals and 12 assists [Transfermarkt]. He received due adulation as he was nominated for the Premier League Player of the Season accolade at the beginning of June [avfc.co.uk].
Should Grealish start for England vs Czech Republic?
After doing considerable damage to opposition backlines all year round, he now seems set to be gifted a golden opportunity on the international stage.
Upon hearing the news, no wonder so many jubilant Villa fans took to Twitter to revel in this development.
Aston Villa fans react
Replying to popular Aston Villa fan outlet villareport, here is how some supporters summarised their feelings upon hearing that Grealish is set to start for England tonight:
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