As the season ends for Aston Villa, coach Dean Smith revealed new information about Jack Grealish and his injury recovery.
Jack Grealish has been one of Dean Smith’s aces this season at Aston Villa. He was even considered the best player in England for a few months. Then along came an injury that prevented him from completing a brilliant season at his club. He was living large in the Midlands as his childhood club’s captain and one of the best midfielders in the country. Everything he did this season will remain in Villa fans’ memories forever, even if he leaves in the summer.
But Dean Smith is convinced that Grealish doesn’t want to leave the club just yet. All Jack cares about right now is making the England squad for the Euros. Gareth Southgate already praised the wonder midfielder several times throughout the season. He may have a spot reserved for him due to his accomplishments this season. Southgate will wait for him until the end, just to see if he recovers completely.
Dean Smith hopes Grealish can recover.
Jack has been injured with a shin problem that has kept him out of the tournament for a straight 12 matches. Smith is just happy he is back in practice but he doubts the captain will play another match for Villa this season. Sky Sports picked up the following statement from the gaffer: “The latest is he trained with the group yesterday and he trained with the group on Saturday. When he comes in today, I’ll speak to him and see how he feels. We’ll sit down with the doctor as well and take it from there.
“I can’t give a positive yes or no. He looked comfortable and he’s a naturally-fit player anyway. Is he ready to start games? No, but if he feels pain-free then he’s ready to be a part of the squad. His only concern is getting the injury right [rather than making England’s Euro 2020 squad]. He has been loading now for the last two weeks and he is getting to a stage where he can get minutes on the pitch which is the most important thing.”