Liam Brady: Grealish needs another season before step-up to international level

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Gunners legend Liam Brady thinks Jack Grealish needs to work hard at Aston Villa for another season.

Arsenal legend Liam Brady told talkSPORT he feels Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish needs another season under his belt before making the step up to international level.

Grealish has been at the centre of a tug of war between England and the Republic of Ireland over who he should represent in the international game.

However, Brady feels that it’s not a decision that he needs to make quickly and can put himself into a stronger position with regards to the international game by focusing on his performances.

“I think he (Grealish) really needs another season before he can seriously be considered for that level (senior international football),” he said.

Grealish quickly emerged as a player that Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood was looking to make a key part of his side when he first arrived at the club.

He’s embraced the no fear culture that Sherwood has created at Villa Park and seems to relish the responsibility of going about his business, impacting games in a positive way.

He is a small player and physically less developed than some of the individuals he’s competing against, but that’s something he can work hard on in the gym to improve.

International football is a standard that would help him improve further, with Aston Villa benefiting as a result.

However, for him to reach that level, he needs to be consistent in an Aston Villa shirt and Sherwood has to find different ways to keep him effective next season.

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