Aston Villa star Jack Grealish has admitted to the BBC that it is ‘mad’ hearing so many England fans behind him.
It’s fair to say that when Villa play away from home, Grealish is a player who doesn’t get the best reception.
His ability to draw fouls can often wind up opposition fans.
However, now that he is in an England shirt, the nation is fully behind him.
Grealish’s image appeared at Wembley during England’s game at Scotland as he sat on the bench, and supporters in attendance all gave him a rapturous reception, as they encouraged Gareth Southgate to put him on to the pitch.
At the time Grealish could not help but smile.
And he admits that he does find it strange hearing so many supporters behind him.
“It’s mad because obviously most the time I’m getting booed by these fans on a Saturday,” he laughed.
“It’s nice to have them cheering my name.”
Grealish to start tonight?
Grealish may well feature for England tonight in their final group stage clash against the Czech Republic.
Southgate’s men were majorly disappointing against Scotland, as they failed to show any real attacking spark in a 0-0 draw.
Grealish’s inclusion would surely help England in an attacking sense, as they look to pick up the three points which would help them win their group and book at knockout game at Wembley.