Roy Hodgson on what Aston Villa's Jack Grealish needs to do to earn England call-up

Roy Hodgson says Jack Grealish will have to play well for Aston Villa if he is to earn an England call-up, despite committing to the Three Lions this week.

Roy Hodgson says that he is pleased that Aston Villa attacking midfielder Jack Grealish has chosen to represent England over the Republic of Ireland. 

Grealish's international future has been up in the air for some time, but he decided to commit to England earlier this week.

The announcement has delighted Hodgson, but the 68-year-old has stressed at a press conference covered by the official England national team Twitter account that Grealish will have to play well for Villa if he is to earn a call-up to his squad.

It seems only a matter of time before Grealish does earn international recognition, as he is one of the most exciting young talents in the Premier League.

The 20-year-old already plays a key role for Villa, where he is expected to be the side's main source of creativity. 

So far this season he has risen to the challenge and been one of the Claret and Blues best players, despite their poor start. 

Grealish has already played six times for Villa this season, and he netted his first senior goal for the club against Leicester City. 

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