The 25 year old Jack Grealish played his youth football for Ireland having Irish grandparents, but never played senior and when it came to decision time he made the call to represent the country where he was born and raised.
“As I got older, I started playing obviously at Villa, in the first-team, I broke through. And there was a time when I thought: ‘obviously I am English, my parents were born in England, I was obviously born in England, so I feel English’. So yes, I obviously changed to England and since then I never looked back. I’ve enjoyed every moment that I’ve had here. And I wouldn’t be here today if I didn’t.”
"As I got older I felt English. I felt I could get into the England team"
Jack Grealish has no regrets choosing England over Ireland after his first call-up to Gareth Southgate's squad
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 4, 2020