Gareth Southgate has revealed Jack Grealish's immediate reaction to being substituted despite being a substitute himself vs Denmark.
Grealish replaced Bukayo Saka in England's semi-final win, only to be removed in extra-time after England went 2-1 up for Kieran Trippier.
Fans and pundits seemed to be confused by the England manager's decision to remove Grealish after only being on the pitch for 35 minutes.
However, Southgate when asked in a post-match press conference has shed light on the decision to remove the Aston Villa midfielder.
Southgate issued that: "Raheem [Sterling] had been playing so well all night that it was going to have to be Foden or Jack [Grealish] to come off."
Grealish when substituted said to Southgate: "Gaffer... I'm not really bothered, we've got to the final."
Southgate went onto say: "Grealish had given us the exact impact they were looking for at that point in the game."
When Southgate went to explain his decision to Grealish, the forward gave the best response possible.
:speaking_head: "Gaffer, it doesn't matter. Im not bothered. We've got to the final."
What a man :flag_black::heart: pic.twitter.com/luRld2erob
- England Football Fans (@EnglidsAway) July 8, 2021
Roy Keane and Gary Neville came to Southgate's defence suggesting that he was capable of making the "brave" decisions at crucial moments.
Ian Wright added: "I feel for Jack Grealish you can see it's a tournament that he really wants to be a part of, every time he gets going it doesn't quite happen for him. To be taken off like that is of course, being subbed as a sub is not nice."
However, it appears Grealish is more than happy to play his part for the team in a quest for Euro 2020 glory.
England fans will be hoping that Southgate's tactics pull off a historic win this Sunday.
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