Despite leading his boyhood club to the promised land of the Premier League, Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is still waiting on a call-up to the England seniors and the decision to not call the 23-year-old up is dividing the opinions of some fans.
Grealish, 23, was in impressive form for Dean Smith’s side in the Championship last season, returning from injury to captain Villa for a club-record winning streak that saw them reach the play-off final and return fo the English top-flight after a three-year absence.
After declaring for England in 2015 and having risen through the international ranks with Ireland, Grealish is still yet to win a senior cap for Gareth Southgate’s side despite the likes of Mason Mount, with a similar complexion of professional experience, earning a spot in the senior squad.
Some fans have been speaking out over the decision to not include Grealish in the England squad despite the likes of Jesse Lingard making the cut for Southgate. Check out some of the fan’s perspectives below.
“For me, he shouldn’t be in yet.” ????
“I really rate him but he’s not done it yet in the Premier League.” ❌
“If Grealish performs over six months, then he should be in there.”@MrJamieOHara1 says @JackGrealish1 isn’t ready for an England call-up just yet. ???????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/WSLZgytnqa
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 29, 2019
Mount hasn’t done it properly in the prem yet either though?
— os (@olishepherd_) August 29, 2019
He should be in before lingard. Then again, so should almost everyone else.
— Macca (@Bacca213) August 29, 2019
Grealish has done more than Mount in the premier league, he’s carried the weight of Villas captaincy and performed really well. Why is Mount ‘fresher’? Makes no sense.
— Craig Harries (@charries) August 29, 2019
@fpldarkknight typical. This guy is saying Grealish shouldn’t be in the England squad because of lack of experience, but then promotes Mason Mount who has played only 270 minutes in his EPL career. The top 6 bias is sickening
— Adam K (@Akynners) August 29, 2019
— stevie southern (@ss_villa895) August 29, 2019