20-year-old Jack Grealish finally came to the decision that would determine which international team to play for. The youngster has been continuously been reminded by England manager Roy Hodgson to make a decision quickly if he’s considering being placed in England’s final european qualifying games. Jack Grealish has impressed the public under the influence of Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood this season with an array of unique and creative attacking displays, making him a hot prospect for the future of any national team.
He had the choice between his nation of birth, England, or Ireland, where his parents were born. Aston Villa confirmed where his international future would lie with this tweet:
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) September 28, 2015
Jack Grealish may be seen as a turncoat by many Irish supporters as he has played for the Republic of Ireland up until U-21 level and looked to be the future of Ireland’s international team, but can’t be blamed as he is undoubtedly only going to improve while in an England strip with the sheer amount of experience surrounding him.
Jack gave a statement via Twitter : “it was not an easy decision as Ireland has a special place with me through my family. However, I have decided to represent my country of birth.”
Grealish is expected to make his England debut in one of the remaining Euro qualifiers later on next month against either Estonia or Lithuania. Roy Hodgson’s England have already qualified with 8 wins out 8 and probably won’t be reluctant to field an experimental team in the remainder of qualifying, giving debuts to players such as Jack, allowing valuable first team experience.
All the best to you Jack.
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