Stan Collymore has suggested on Twitter that Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish would be ‘tailor-made’ for England if Gareth Southgate opts to play three at the back against Bulgaria.
The Three Lions suffered a 2-1 defeat against the Czech Republic on Friday night, with England’s defensive problems once again coming under question.
Since England’s World Cup semi-final heroics, Southgate has reverted from this three at the back to four at the back.
However, former Villa and Liverpool striker Collymore has made a bold claim that if Southgate does play the system that he ‘generally likes’ then he thinks that it would suit Grealish down to the bone.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) October 11, 2019
Grealish has made a steady start to life in the Premier League with Villa, as his performances have started to pick up during these past few weeks.
If he continues in his ways then there could be the possibility that he does earn his maiden call-up by the country of his birth, but there is serious competition ahead of him.
James Maddison, Mason Mount and Ross Barkley are seemingly the three players picked ahead of Grealish, though the likes of Fabian Delph, Jordan Henderson and Declan Rice have also been picked in the midfield for England.
It does seem as though an England call-up for Grealish is coming, with the next and final set of international fixtures for 2019 to take place next month.