Jack Grealish: England midfielder desperate to prove how good he is on the European stage

Jack Grealish was an unused sub in England's opening Euro 2020 win against Croatia on Sunday; Gareth Southgate's side face Scotland at Wembley on Friday in the group's second round of matches; Grealish: "These are the type of games that I thrive off."

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Image: Jack Grealish did not get the opportunity to feature in England's win over Croatia

Jack Grealish is "desperate" to play for England against Scotland on Friday and prove to Europe how good he is.

'Super Jack' echoed around Wembley as the attacking midfielder began to warm up just before Raheem Sterling scored to secure a 1-0 win against Croatia in Sunday's Euro 2020 opener.

Grealish remained an unused substitute in the Group D opener but the Aston Villa captain hopes to make his major tournament bow against Scotland at Wembley.

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Jack Grealish has posted on social media to prove there are no concerns with his fitness. The Aston Villa captain follows some keepy-uppies with a brilliant volley in England training. (Pictures: @jackgrealish Instagram)

"I'm so desperate just to get on the pitch and prove to people just how good I am," Grealish told talkSPORT.

"These are the type of games that I thrive off.

"Not even just in this tournament, I've made a name for myself [in other big games] during my career. I'm desperate to be involved.

"But the main thing is the team get the three points and carry on our good start."

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Rashford happy to put England glory ahead of personal pride

Marcus Rashford is ready to put personal pride aside in the pursuit of England's Euro 2020 glory after being left out of the starting line-up against Croatia last weekend.

Although the Manchester United player came on midway through the second half of the 1-0 Wembley win, he has no qualms with biding his time to make his mark.

Marcus Rashford has vowed to just keeping working hard after being left out of England's starting XI against Croatia
Image: Marcus Rashford has vowed to just keeping working hard after being left out of England's starting XI against Croatia

Southgate's side face Scotland on Friday night with the opportunity to seal qualification to the knockout phase, with Rashford in philosophical mood about his situation ahead of it.

"Of course, every single player wants to play but only 11 can start and when you've got a talented squad of 26, there's going to be a lot who are going to miss out," said Rashford.

"But whether you are on the bench or starting, it's clear you need everyone in order to go long distance in a tournament."

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