Jack Grealish admits England’s attacking options are ‘scary’ and believes the Three Lions have players who ‘could play for most clubs in the world’.
England face Ukraine in the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 tomorrow as the nation look to reach a second successive major tournament semi-final under Gareth Southgate, confidence having increased around the camp following a 2-0 victory over Germany in the previous round.
Southgate has an embarrassment of attacking riches to select from with Raheem Sterling and Bukayo Saka starting in wide roles against Germany, with Grealish coming on as a substitute to help turn the game in the second half.
The Aston Villa captain has opened up on the competition for places within the England squad at present and believes the Three Lions’ forward options are ‘scary’.
“You have got six players that play either side of Harry (Kane) that, in reality, could play for most clubs in the world. Myself, Jadon (Sancho), Marcus (Rashford), Raheem (Sterling), Phil Foden and Bukayo (Saka).
“That’s scary how good us six are. That’s not being big-headed or nothing. That is just the truth.”
Grealish has started just once during the tournament so far but impressed with his cameo against Germany on Tuesday, assisting England’s second goal with a cross for Harry Kane to head home.
The 25-year-old has been discussing his chances of starting the last-eight meeting with Ukraine in Rome and says he must work hard to impress the manager in training ahead of the clash.
“I’ve got to be realistic,” Grealish said.
“I’ve just got to go and train as well as possible every single day and try to impress the manager as much as possible because at the end of the day, there is only one person you have got to trust.”