Jack Grealish has revealed that he watches clips of Man City star Kevin de Bruyne as inspiration.
England lost to Belgium in the Nations League by 2-0, with Grealish watching videos of his opponent to inspire himself to play better. When asked how it was like playing for England, he said to Sky Sports:
“I absolutely loved it. This is what I have been waiting for, these are the games I have dreamed of. I have grew up all life wanting to play for England.
“We wanted to win tonight though so I am devastated we didn’t get the win. I knew this was my chance to impress. These are the things I love, the pressure of wanting to do well.
“The last 24 hours I have been watching clips of my favourite players. I do that every game. I have been buzzing. I watch clips of Kevin De Bruyne, Philippe Coutinho – loads of players in my positions. I did it as a little kid and still do it today, that’s what gets me going.”
“The most difficult thing is trying to get the chemistry with the team-mates,” he said.
“When you come here you only have 10 days to build that. It just clicks with some players though. The manager has been brilliant with me. There are world class players in my position.”
‘I think I look at the changing room and there’s unbelievable talent and there’s Marcus [Rashford], Raheem [Sterling], Jadon [Sancho], Phil [Foden] all in my position who are all class. Especially the players who aren’t here at the moment. I’ve tried to learn little bits off them. It’s been a dream for me to play with them.’