JACK GREALISH says he thrives off comparisons to Paul Gascoigne – however maintains they’re untimely as he has not even featured at a serious match but.
England’s new hero has reminded a lot of Gazza for his maverick model of play.
Jack Grealish reckons the comparisons between him and Paul Gascoigne are nonetheless too earlyCredit score: Guardian Information & Media / Free to make use of by all titles in perpetuity beneath NMC settlement
Grealish has studied the legendary Geordie religiously and idolised the way in which he had followers off their seats.
“I like Gazza, I’ve watched his documentary off Netflix about one million instances.
“I like his character on the pitch and off it. I like the way in which he performed soccer with such a freedom and such a pleasure.
“You hear folks speak about him and say he was a pleasure to observe. I feel that’s the most important praise you possibly can have.
“However I additionally wish to be efficient on the pitch, identical to Gazza was.
“These comparisons are clearly far, far-off as a result of I haven’t even performed a match like he did. He thrived on the most important stage.
Grealish’s hero Gazza stays an inspiration for the Aston Villa captain who likes to entertain on the pitchCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
“Till I try this, I can’t actually be in comparison with him in the mean time.”
Grealish had a terrific worldwide break, beginning and starring in all three internationals in opposition to Eire, Belgium and Iceland.
He appears a shoo-in now for England’s Euros squad barring damage – and is assured he can deal with high-pressure matches.
The 25-year-old added: “I’ve obtained to remain level-headed and know now there’s going to be a little bit of stress on myself. Numerous eyes are going to be on what I’m doing on and off the pitch.
“I’m sufficiently old and clever sufficient now to regulate myself. However with the stress on the pitch, that’s what I like.
“All these huge video games, there are particular folks it could actually have an effect on, however I simply thrive off it.
“I completely love the massive video games and I like the stress that comes with it.”
Gascoigne performed for the Three Lions on the 1990 World Cup and Euro 96Credit score: Getty – Contributor
Grealish is hoping to emulate the Geordie legend and positively has related traitsCredit score: Andy Hooper-The Every day Mail