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Grealish backs himself to get elected for the national team

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Aston Villa’s ace talked about his future with the English national team and the prospect of getting a call-up soon.

After a tough start of the season, both for Grealish and Aston Villa, things seem to be picking up at Villa Park.

With four points in the same amount of matches, it wasn’t a dream start, but after a draw with West Ham, and an unlucky defeat against Crystal Palace, spirits are high in Aston Villa.

The team’s leader Jack Grealish is showing signs of improvement. It’s true that he’s still lacking in goals and assists department, but it looks like that could change very soon.

In his interview with Evening Standard, Grealish talked enthusiastically about the possibility of getting an England call-up:

“I think the position I play at the moment there are so many talented players out there: Madders, Dele [Alli], Mason Mount and [Jesse] Lingard, so many good young English players.

“So there is a lot of competition there but I know I can play. I back myself to get into the England team.

“[I need to] add goals and assists to my game. At the start of the season I know I haven’t been playing to the standard I know I can. I can perform better. From being in the Championship last year, now to being in the Premier League, it is going to take a bit of time.”

The Englishman turned 24 recently, and he wants to make the most out of this age as he’s entering the prime of his career.

Grealish will get a chance at the spotlight next weekend, as Villa is traveling to North London to face Arsenal.

This is a perfect opportunity for both Grealish and Aston Villa to prove that they belong in the Premier League by beating some of England’s best at their own turf.