Chelsea legend Ashley Cole compares Jack Grealish to Eden Hazard and backs him to make England Euro 2020 squad

ASHLEY COLE has backed Jack Grealish to be part of England’s Euro 2020 squad and compared him to Eden Hazard.

The Aston Villa star, 25, made his international debut in September before following it up with appearances in the victories over Wales and Ireland.


Last night he was handed a first competitive start in the Nations League clash against Belgium.

And even though the Three Lions lost 2-0, Grealish was widely-praised for his performance.

England legend Cole was watching on from the Sky Sports studio and saw enough to convince him that Grealish will have a role to play at the European Championship next summer.

He said: “Grealish was pulling the strings and running the show.

“When you talk about little magicians who can win you games. He's one of them. 

“Grealish should go to the Euros if he keeps producing the quality he's currently producing.

“He's got that (Eden) Hazard quality, he can beat players left and right, can get fouls for Mason (Mount) and Harry (Kane) to take free-kicks. He will win England points.”

Belgium star Hazard, who was ruled out yesterday due to injury, earned legendary status at Chelsea before joining Real Madrid in 2019.

The 29-year-old playmaker scored 110 goals in 352 for the Blues and won two Premier League titles and plus Europa League trophies during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Grealish has enjoyed an impressive start to the campaign since helping Villa beat the drop last term, scoring five and producing six assists so far.

He will be hoping to win his fifth England cap on Wednesday when Iceland travel to Wembley.


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