Jack Grealish has advised talkSPORT his subsequent purpose in his profession is to win a serious trophy with England, however that was by no means on his radar as a boy.
The Manchester Metropolis ahead, who gained the Treble together with his membership, gave perception into what a younger Grealish wished out of life forward of England’s pleasant in opposition to Australia, stay on talkSPORT.
And after a mind-blowing season final time period, Grealish is now setting his sights on his future objectives.
However it seems the 28-year-old’s childhood goals weren’t crammed with photographs of lifting trophies like he does now.
Similar to Manchester United star and ex-England captain David Beckham ever aimed to play for the Purple Devils as a child, Grealish – who additionally advised talkSPORT about his love for Netflix’s ‘Beckham’ docuseries – had an analogous outlook rising up.
However it was after all for his beloved Aston Villa as an alternative.
“Hear, since I used to be a child, actually, and I’ve stated this to lots of people, my dream was simply to all the time play for Aston Villa,” he advised talkSPORT.
“You realize individuals say ‘oh my dream was to play within the World Cup’. I really feel like my dream was by no means to play at a World Cup as a result of there was a lot extra to do earlier than that, have you learnt what I imply?
“My dream was to all the time play for Aston Villa, after which as soon as I would performed for Aston Villa it was like, to turn out to be an everyday. Then as soon as I used to be an everyday, it was like, proper, to get into the England squad.
“Then as soon as I used to be within the England squad, I used to be like ‘proper’. Have you learnt what I imply? I would not have been a little bit child pondering ‘proper, go straight to the highest, I wish to win the Champions League’ as a result of there’s a lot extra to do in between that.
“Mine was simply all the time to play for Aston Villa, and the primary time I did that professionally within the Premier League, clearly in opposition to Man Metropolis, we acquired battered by them about 4-0.
“However that was the primary time after which as soon as I did that, there was one other factor [to achieve], you already know?”
So with 32 England caps to his title now, what’s Grealish’s subsequent dream?
“It is troublesome after the season we had final 12 months you already know with [Man City], however I believe 100 per cent it will be one thing to do with this nation,” he continued.
“I really feel like now we have now an unbelievable group, an unbelievable supervisor and I simply really feel like that is actually our time. You realize, you go searching, you’ve got take a look at [Marcus] Rashford, [Jude] Bellingham, [Harry] Kane, [Buakyo] Saka, [Phil]Foden.
“They’d stroll into any XI on the earth so that you take a look at that and also you simply suppose it is unbelievable. So I believe [winning something with England] might be subsequent on the checklist after the treble final 12 months.”
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