England will have to wait a little longer to confirm their place in next summer’s European Championship after they were stunned by the Czech Republic on Friday night.
Earlier this year, the Three Lions swept away their opponents 5-0 at Wembley, but back in the returning fixture, it was a different story as the Czechs ran out 2-1 winners.
Harry Kane’s fifth-minute penalty was the only goal of the game for Gareth Southgate’s men as Jakub Brabec netted from a corner before Zdenek Ondrasek fired home the winner four minutes from time.
England managed just four shots on target compared to the Czech’s eight while the visitors could only muster up a passing accuracy of 79%, per SofaScore.
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It has led to several Villa fans offering up a solution to the midfield woes, one that they have wanted for a long time.
One claimed it wouldn’t hurt to call Jack Grealish up while another added that England are screaming out for a player like him.
Further weight was added to the argument by an additional member of the Villa Park faithful, who said: “It’s crying out for someone who’s composed, runs with the ball, finds and creates space and can actually pick a pass.”
The 24-year-old is yet to earn a senior cap since pledging his allegiance to his home country over the Republic of Ireland.
England will now need to win in Bulgaria and hope that Kosovo avoid doing the same against Montenegro on Monday evening.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
— Chris Secker (@holte24) October 13, 2019
Can’t help but think Southgate has a grudge against Grealish. Can’t think of another reason why he wouldn’t of had a call up. Think he will improve on his start to the season but certainly showed his capable in the #PL. #England are screaming for a player like him! #AVFC #UTV
— AVFC🦁 (@AVFC821) October 12, 2019
Grealish runs the show even though the opposite side pays him loads of attention (man marking ect) put him in the England team where teams aren’t going to pay him as much attention and with the 3 world class forwards we got and he’ll create chances for fun #AVFC #England #ENG
— Matt Fothers (@MattFothers) October 12, 2019
After yesterday’s result against the Czech Republic, I really struggle to get my head around the fact that Jack Grealish hasn’t received a call up for England especially given that James Maddison pulled out! 🏴🤦♂️ #avfc #CZEENG
— Total Villa (@Total_Villa) October 12, 2019
To be honest the worse the midfield gets the better Grealish will become in everyone else’s eyes. It’s crying out for someone who’s composed, runs with the ball, finds and creates space and can actually pick a pass
— Bendrix ? (@Benjmeister85) October 12, 2019
Grealish in to England’s midfield last night over Rice and Barkley all day long #avfc
— HomeOfTheVilla (@TheVillaHome) October 12, 2019
— Mikey Rainsford (@MikeyRainsford) October 12, 2019
Will Kodjia be an asset for Villa in the PL?