Aston Villa fans react as Jack Grealish is handed no. 7 shirt for England
Jack Grealish will be on the plane for England this summer for Euro 2020.
And the Aston Villa star will be wearing one of the nation’s most iconic numbers. The Three Lions confirmed that the 24-year-old attacker will don the no. 7 shirt for England during the tournament.
The number is one of the most famous in the history of the England national team.
Additionally, the likes of Sir Stanley Matthews, Kevin Keegan and David Beckham have worn the shirt during international tournaments.
Grealish on England news: ‘I had goosebumps’
Indeed, it will be Grealish who inherits the number for England for Euro 2020 this summer.
In addition, the Villa captain couldn’t believe he had been awarded the shirt, with the winger admitting via England’s official Twitter account that the announcement gave him ‘goosebumps’.
Of course, it was a big moment for the 24-year-old Premier League star. Furthermore, Aston Villa fans on social media were delighted for Grealish, who has been one of the club’s best performing players this season.
Here’s what some Villa fans had to say on Twitter about Grealish getting the no. 7 shirt…
The number 7 is an iconic kit number in football, which is often reserved for the most skilful player in a team.— M-Squared (@SoundersFan01) June 1, 2021
Our captain 😍😍😍— Savo's Bandana (@BandanaSavos) June 1, 2021
Just let it sink in a villa player number 7 for England at a major tournament..look at the players who have had that honour..truely amazing!— Claret and Blue Army (@robhol88) June 1, 2021
He’s so Brummie and I LOVE it. https://t.co/k0k02pyabr— Lauren Randall (@lauren1randall) June 1, 2021
Everyone connected to #AVFC has long known that Jack Grealish is an absolute gem. Looking forward to him becoming a national treasure in the coming weeks. #UTV #jackgrealish #englandsquad #ThreeLions https://t.co/Ybe1FCdSYY— Stephen Clark (@ClarkHistoryPol) June 1, 2021
Icon 👑 https://t.co/a2MkSlXTpl— Steven Collantine (@collantine_s) June 1, 2021
Likewise, Villa fans will be hoping Grealish plays a starring role for the Three Lions this summer. Southgate’s side are one of the favourites for the competition.