With England manager Gareth Southgate naming his squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 clashes with Bulgaria and Kosovo, the main question on the lips of Aston Villa fans was would any of our other players potentially make the cut.
Overwhelmed with emotion right now. I don’t know what else to say other than I’m incredibly proud to be called up to the @England squad. Thank you to everyone who has helped and supported me up to this point ???? pic.twitter.com/KztXT4AsAW
— Tyrone Mings (@OfficialTM_3) August 29, 2019
Goalkeeper Tom Heaton was a shoe in really given his involvement in recent years, but we had question marks over Jack Grealish and Tyrone Mings.
As we now know Grealish didn’t receive the call this time but with further improvements as we all adjust to life back in the top flight, it should really only be a matter of time. Mings was a different story though as he got his maiden call and Southgate perfectly summed up the decision to bring him on board when speaking to the press and discussing his left sided nature, leadership qualities, as well as having significant room to further improve his game.
With the 26-year-old admitting he thought it was a ‘prank’ and being bowled over when he realised it was genuine, given his standing at B6 already amongst the fans, plenty couldn’t have been more proud of him.
Good call up. Left footed, good age. Gives a different option
— Sai Lee (@Sai_Lee1) August 29, 2019
— Kortney Hause (@Kortney_30) August 29, 2019
— ???? (@avfcgib_) August 29, 2019
Don't listen to the doubters mate you deserve this
— Jon Green (@Jonavfc15) August 29, 2019
Took 1 step back to take 2 steps forward ???????????????? #UTV ! .
— Paul Linton (@PJLinton) August 29, 2019
Love to see it
— dan (@MingsIsGod) August 29, 2019
Omg what a man u know how much respect i have for you after what you did for me.
And this is fully deserved mega proud your ours ❤????
— Claire AVFC robbins (@clairer322) August 29, 2019
Proud of you big fella you deserve it as a footballer first and foremost but also as a first class human being exactly the type of roll model any supporter would want their children to look up to.
— Villa Mad (@VillaMad3) August 29, 2019