Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says England are very “fortunate” to have a footballer like Jack Grealish who he described his personality as being “absolutely fantastic”.
The 47-year-old Northern Ireland tactician said the 25-year-old left-winger has a brain for football and went on to compare the Aston Villa‘s talisman with Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.
Jack Grealish has been magnificent especially since the commencement of the 2020-2021 Premier League season. In just three Premier League matches, the left-winger has scored three goals and provided three assists for Aston Villa.
Grealish performed so well when Aston Villa which narrowly escaped relegation last season met with the reigning champions of the Premier League, Liverpool football club. His influence on the game was enough to help Aston Villa humiliate Liverpool seven goals to two.
Due to his astounding performance so far in the season, the head coach of the England national team, Gareth Southgate extended national team call-up to him for the first time in his career.
Jack Grealish is a marvelous player
Jack Grealish performed beautifully when England played against Wales in an international friendly at Wembley which ended 3-0 in favor of England. His performance in the match earned him the man of the match award.
Great night last night, delighted to top it off with MOTM! 🙏🏻🏴🦁 #ThreeLions pic.twitter.com/D7Uarjc7CH— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish) October 9, 2020
However, Southgate decided to bench him in England’s UEFA Nations League matches against Belgium and Denmark which did not go down well with a lot of England’s fans.
“But I think England is very fortunate to have Jack’s talent”, Brendan Rodgers said. “I’ve seen the improvements in him as he’s grown as a young player.
“His personality on the field is fantastic. He’s got a real in-built brain for football.
“When he carries the ball, his awareness of his space shows me the talent he is. He understands where space is, he gets tackled a lot, he stays on the ball a bit longer than other people and draws fouls but also draws people out of position. His weight of pass is exceptional.
“He’s a marvelous player and one of several players with England that are very talented. He’s a bit like James, although they are not the same position.”
Jack Grealish will lead Aston Villa once again to another tough Premier League match. This time around, the club will face Leicester City on Sunday. A win to Aston Villa will further cement their place on the second spot on the league table. While a win to Leicester City will take them up from the third spot to the second.