Jack Grealish aiming to convince England coach Gareth Southgate of ‘game-changer’ abilities

Aston Villa captain recently earned his first senior call-up and debut for the Three Lions

Arvind Sriram
Wednesday 07 October 2020 10:26
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Jack Grealish hopes to get the chance to show England manager Gareth Southgate he can be a game-changer in their upcoming Nations League fixtures.

The 25-year-old midfielder received his maiden call-up to the England squad in August and made his debut in the 0-0 draw against Denmark, impressing in a 14-minute cameo.

"I feel like I can definitely add to that," he told Standard Sport. "I bring something different to what other players do and, fingers crossed, I get a chance.

"That is what I want, I want the chance to show the manager what I can do. I can be that player who can change a game.

"There is so much talent in there. Sometimes it is just tough for the England team, because there is a lot of pressure and expectation, but I wouldn't mind that – that is what comes being footballers and playing for the national team."

England host Wales in a friendly on Thursday before Nations League matches at home against Belgium and Denmark.

Southgate's side are second in their group with four points from two games, two points behind leaders Belgium.

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