Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish lets feelings known over England call up snub

Jack Grealish has let his feelings be known after his latest snub by England boss Gareth Southgate.

Aston Villa skipper Grealish was widely tipped to make the senior squad for next month's Nations League clashes with Iceland and Denmark.

But the 24-year-old was a shock omission after leading Villa to Premier League safety with their impressive late escape.

Villa took eight points from the last available to 12 to get themselves clear despite being odds-on favourites to take the plunge just a couple of weeks earlier.

Club boss Dean Smith has frequently questioned just what Grealish has to do to get a call-up and now, it appears, the midfielder is also starting to scratch his head.

His omission seems all the stranger given that Southgate chose to include Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips for the first time.

Grealish liked a Tweet from Sky Bet which pointed out his impressive stats in the last campaign.

As furious Villa fans took to social media, Grealish gave his seal of approval to the tweet just after the squad was announced.

The Sky Bet tweet said: “Last year Gareth Southgate said that Jack Grealish must gain more Premier League experience to earn a call up. 19/20 stats: Grealish 36 PL appearances, 8 goals, 6 assists, 9 MOTMs. Phillips 0 PL appearances.”

The midfielder has been linked with a move to United after his impressive performances this season, reportedly commanding a £70m fee.

But Grealish has been backed to snub a move to Old Trafford to secure a place in the Three Lions’ squad at Villa.

Club legend Tony Daley said: If Jack goes, he’ll have everyone’s blessing here at Villa because of what he’s just done for the club.

“But if he’s been picked for England already, he might think he’s better off staying with Villa, where he’s settled and plays every week.

“The Euros are coming up next summer – and Jack needs to be playing to stay in Southgate’s plans.”

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