When Jack Gealish collapsed on the bench after just an hour at Wembley last night he didn’t look happy. And you might understand why.
First of all, he had looked perhaps our brightest player in the somewhat flat 1-1 draw against Hungary. In addition, they had misspelled his name on his plate; JACK GRAELISH IS HERE.
Yes, it might be fair to say that Gareth Southgate hasn’t done everything on the Brummie ball yet. But in about a year in Qatar, here are five good reasons why Jack Grealish could win the World Cup in England.
- More cards than your grandmother at Christmas. Last night, although Hungary more than won their draw, their defenders still couldn’t resist bringing Grealish’s face to the grass. Indeed, such an opportunity led to the equalizer. In Qatar, Jack will attract late challenges like Ant & Dec to collect rewards.
- Jack’s calves can ONLY be more gorgeous! And when they help England win the World Cup, they will surely be on display on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.
- Against Hungary we saw Grealish start as part of a new midfielder that also included Rice, Foden and Mount. Not only does this quartet portend a bright future for the national team, but they also surely have a good reputation as the Next Big Boy Band. A direct free kick?
- At Southgate, we have confidence. Gareth doesn’t exactly come out of the tunnel cartwheels or go into press conferences juggling fireworks, but he does feel like a man with a plan. The warm-up of the bench will surely become a distant memory? Especially since the stadiums will be air conditioned.
- In Pep we trust. A prize of £ 100million and a team bristling with top international footballers haven’t seen Jack freeze like a rabbit in City headlights. And under Guardiola, as he’s proven time and time again, once he trains you for a while your game just gets better and better.
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