Jack Grealish Likes Tweet After Being Overlooked In Gareth Southgate's England Squad
Jack Grealish has liked a tweet questioning why he wasn't included in the latest England squad.
The Aston Villa skipper is still waiting for his first call-up from Gareth Southgate after he was not selected in the 24-man squad for next month's UEFA Nations League games against Iceland and Denmark.
Grealish kept Villa in the Premier League, scoring an eighth goal of the season on the final day against West Ham, but has been overlooked once again.
Instead, there's a call-up for Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips. The 24-year-old played a key role in Marcelo Bielsa's side's Championship-winning season but the fact he hasn't played in the Premier League yet appeared to frustrate Grealish going off his Twitter activity.
Gareth Southgate on @Kalvinphillips: "I spoke to him this morning, which was a nice reminder of what it means for somebody to be in their first England squad.- England (@England) August 25, 2020
"It's a proud moment for him, his family and his club." pic.twitter.com/Vl1lh1cJYK
He liked a tweet from Sky Bet where they brought up Southgate saying Grealish needed more op-flight experience before he became part of his plans.
With James Maddison and Dele Alli also missing out, other new faces in the squad include youngsters Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood after their impressive form for Manchester City and Manchester United respectively.
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Five years on from his first cap, Danny Ings is deservedly back in the fold following a superb 22-goal season for Southampton.
Whilst at Liverpool he suffered:- bet365 (@bet365) August 25, 2020
- Anterior cruciate ligament injury in his left knee
- Cruciate ligament rupture in his right knee
In his first full season with Southampton, he scored 25 goals in 42 games in all competitions.
Danny Ings is back in the England squad. :clap: pic.twitter.com/2b4oNjmPt4
Kyle Walker is back in to provide another option at right-back, while his teammate Raheem Sterling is in after testing negative for coronavirus.
The winger recently attended a birthday party thrown for Usain Bolt, with the Jamaican sprinter testing positive. Sterling is to be tested again before joining up with the squad.
Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire is included despite despite his ongoing legal trial after being arrested while on holiday on the Greek island of Mykonos last week.
Having not played an international fixture since November, England will return to action on September 5 against Iceland before taking on Denmark on September 8.
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