Aston Villa midfielder and skipper Jack Grealish has missed out on Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad.
Here is your first #ThreeLions squad of the year! 🙌
— England (@England) August 25, 2020
The Three Lions will kick off their Nations League campaign with games against Iceland and Denmark next month, and while there are some new names on the list, there is no place for Villa’s most important player in the 24-man squad, and the club’s former striker Darren Bent has reacted thus to the omission:
Not sure what else @JackGrealish has to do to at least get a call up? What do we think it is? Does it come down to trust ?
— Darren Bent (@DarrenBent) August 25, 2020
The 24-year-old helped Villa secure Premier League safety last season, scoring eight goals and assisting six others in 36 games.
Grealish was nominated for the EPL Young Player of the Season award as a result, but he clearly didn’t do enough to impress Southgate.