Alan Shearer has stated that Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish hasn’t done his chances of an England call ‘any harm at all’ following his performance against Brighton at the weekend.
Dean Smith’s side recorded a 2-1 win against Graham Potter’s men, with Grealish providing Matt Targett with the pass that led to the stoppage-time goal.
In recent weeks, Grealish has started to pick up his game, and since Smith moved him on the left-hand side, he has become more of a threat in the attacking third.
His equalising goal against Brighton meant that he has now scored in back-to-back matches following his strike against Norwich before the international break.
Nonetheless, the Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer, Shearer was full of praise for Grealish as he named in his Team of the Week.
“If you are going to try and impress the England manager who was watching from the stands, this is the way to do it,” Shearer told the Premier League’s official website. “A goal and an assist shouldn’t do his chances any harm at all.”
England have a set of qualifiers next month, which will be the final set of international matches for the rest of the year and Grealish will be hoping that his knock on the door is heard by Gareth Southgate.
He does have a chance to earn a call, and with games against the likes of Manchester City, Wolves and Liverpool to come, he has a great platform and set of games to prove that he does deserve a debut call.