Tim Sherwood’s faith in Jack Grealish was evident by the fact that the newly-appointed Villa manager chose to start the youngster again against Champions Manchester City.
But in fairness to Grealish, the young midfielder gave his manager little option after his commanding display in Aston Villa’s FA Cup elimination of Liverpool.
The Aston Villa starlet has been the subject of much debate this week concerning where his national loyalties lie. Although the player was born in Birmingham, both Grealish’s parents are of Irish descent, and the playmaker has represented Ireland internationally at under-age level.
Who Jack Grealish eventually decides to declare for remains to be seen, but one that is clear is that it’s no longer a case of will Grealish make it at international level but when will he do so.
Here are some of the best reactions to the Aston Villa midfielder being handed another start:
Grealish is defo Harry Styles' bratha
— Elie Semaan (@ElieSemaan6) April 25, 2015
Aguero?! Pffft! Jack Grealish!
— Yasmine Klucis (@YazKlucis02) April 25, 2015
Grealish, Benteke and Delph. Good luck @Elia22Mangala
— Haz (@ManLikeHaz) April 25, 2015