Aston Villa midfielder, Jack Grealish has come out to say that he wants to follow the footsteps of Paul Gascoigne and Wayne Rooney for England. He recently revealed that he wishes to lay down a marker at Euro 2020 like both players did.
According to Grealish, in 2004, Rooney definitely used the Euro tournament to show that he can be one of the best footballers in the world, and he intends to do that as well.
Jack added that he really hopes to get more opportunities to play for England so he can show his worth.
His words, “Definitely. I have spoken about how big these tournaments can be in players’ careers.”
“If you look back and think of Gazza at Italia 90, that is where he first made a… well he was obviously still well known before, but I think everyone remembers him for that tournament especially.”
“You look at Wayne Rooney in Euro 2004 – I think that was where he set his marker to say: ‘I am going to be one of the best in the world’.”
“I am hoping to follow in their footsteps and hopefully I can do that if I get more chances in this tournament.”
“I love playing football. That is what I was born to do,” Grealish said of his performance. “I just play football every day of my life. When I go out there and play it is no pressure on me whatsoever.”
“I felt like I had a good performance good but I still maybe felt like in the second half I could have got on the ball a little more and probably tried to dictate the game a little more from an England point of view.”
“I have never played in the Europa League or Champions League before, so it is obviously different to what I am used to. I love it and if I perform on this stage it is a matter of showcasing my talent to the world and that is what I want to do.”
On Saka, “It is no surprise to us,”
“He is fearless and he is direct. He is only 19, still young, but he is obviously a great talent and a lovely kid as well. He is so liked in the changing room by everyone and by the coaching staff.”
“He is just one of those kids you can just tell has come from a lovely background. He has got the world at his feet.”
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