FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Championship - Aston Villa vs Cardiff City - Villa Park, Birmingham, Britain - April 10, 2018 Aston Villa's Jack Grealish celebrates after the match Action Images/Andrew Couldridge
CAIRO – 25 October 2019: Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish states on Friday that his team needs time to adapt to the Premier League and revealed that he is dreaming of representing the English national team.
“It was always going to take time, we brought in so many players over the summer, you need time to gel and we are getting there and hopefully we can push on.”
The new promoted club, Aston Villa, had a frustrating start at the league with two losses to Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth respectively but they bounced back to gain 11 points at the next seven games.
Aston Villa comes 12th League table ahead of some experienced league sides like Manchester United and Everton.
Grealish continued “Personally I want to get myself into the England team and finish with as many goals and assists as possible."
The attacking midfielder represented the Republic of Ireland at youth international level then he shifted to represent England U-21 team but he did not receive a call from the first team manager, Gareth Southgate.
Grealish and his teammates will have a tough test when they travel to Manchester to face Manchester City at Etihad Stadium.
Grealish added “Everyone in the changing room has already been speaking about the City game this week. They are the games you want to play. Them and Liverpool are arguably the best teams in the league.”