& # 39; He is now doing it at the top table & # 39 ;: Aston Villa manager Dean Smith supports star man Jack Grealish to receive his first call in England
- Aston Villa boss Dean Smith thinks Jack Grealish is ready to play for England
- The 24-year-old playmaker is still waiting for his first call by Gareth Southgate
- The midfielder scored nine goals and six assists, the best return of his career
The 24-year-old is a bright spark in a tough season for Smith & # 39; s side, scoring nine goals and six assists in all competitions – all the best song of his career.
The midfielder has so far missed a call-up from Gareth Southgate despite his appearances since Villa was led back to the top flight.
Jack Grealish earns his first call in England, according to manager Dean Smith
But Smith believes that the end product that he has now brought into his Premier League game is preparing him for a girl's hood.
& # 39; (About whether Grealish deserves to play for England) I believe so, he is now doing it at the top table. He scores goals and he makes them, & Smith told the BBC while working as an expert on the BBC for Brentford vs. Leicester.
& # 39; And he's a different type of player. He has such a good balance.
Gareth Southgate will name his next team in March before friendly games against Italy and Denmark, the last games for the team for Euro 2020 being named by the English manager.
Smith said the attitude and quality of his captain forces everyone in the club to improve himself now, even Smith himself and the other coaches.
& # 39; He is a pleasure to work with. He's a villan nut from Aston like me. He grew up as a supporter.
& # 39; It is his ethical work, his attitude to make himself better. And he is now pushing us as coaches. If a training session is not good enough, he will push us to get better.
Grealish has been the key to Villa's recent revival in the form of late, scoring a stunning equalizer against Brighton for an instrumental performance in their important late win against relegated rivals Watford on Tuesday.
& # 39; He is now entering areas of the field where he can injure teams with what he has. Sometimes he receives the ball a bit too deep from the middle halves. If I were the manager against him, I would be happy with that. Now he sits defenders on their backs, & Smith added.
Birmingham-born playmaker represented the Republic of Ireland during his younger years before announcing his intention to play at senior level for England in 2015, but is still waiting for his first call.
Grealish & # 39; s Villa faces Leicester City in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday for a crucial six-pointer relegation to Bournemouth next Saturday.