A number of fans from a host of clubs have taken to Twitter to comment on Jack Grealish’s performance as the Aston Villa talisman made his first competitive start for England on Sunday.
It proved to be a frustrating night for Gareth Southgate’s men. They fell to a 2-0 defeat in Belgium to end their hopes of winning their Nations League group.
The visitors struggled to ask too many questions of Roberto Martinez’s side. But when they did manage to cause problems, there tended to be a contribution from Grealish along the way.
The attacking midfielder was superb when running with the ball. And he produced some delicious touches that England were crying out for at times throughout the evening.
Villa fans will have not been surprised to see how many times their captain was fouled during the contest. Belgium had little choice at times but to bring him down.
It was a disappointing night for England. But, to many, it was also a night in which Grealish staked a real claim to play a key role for Southgate’s men heading into Euro 2020.
Of course, Villa fans were proud of how Grealish played. But they were joined by a number of rival supporters in lauding the 25-year-old on social media during and after the game.
There was even an admission from a Birmingham City fan regarding his display.
Here is how some of the fans reacted to Grealish’s performance…
Grealish been excellent tonight. Be tough to drop now
— Steve Whyley (@sw1205) November 15, 2020
Grealish is so good
— Joe ⚒ (@ftbljoe) November 15, 2020
Grealish is still our best player 👏🏼
— Toddy 👨🏻 (@ToddySawko) November 15, 2020
Grealish has to be a regular starter, cut above tonight
— Phil Cartwright (@PhilCartwright0) November 15, 2020
— Scott (@OzScott1875) November 15, 2020
Grealish is England’s best player btw. Not had a player like him in a long time . World class. #ENGBEL
— Oscar Jordan🏴 (@Oscarjb19) November 15, 2020
@JackGrealish is a true international player. Totally at home against the best in the world. Southgate must play him for @England in all formations. He makes things happen. Always exciting. Gazza-esque. @AVFCOfficial
— Alistair Wright (@AlWright1973) November 15, 2020
Jack Grealish has been our best player tonight by a mile
— England Extra (@EnglandExtra) November 15, 2020