Jack Grealish is set to miss Aston Villa’s clash with Tottenham as midfielder looks to delay his return to fitness until after the international break in huge boost for under-pressure Jose Mourinho
- Jack Grealish is set to miss Aston Villa’s clash with Tottenham this evening
- The midfielder will delay his return to fitness until after the international break
- The news is a huge boost for Jose Mourinho who is under pressure for a win
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is unlikely to add to Jose Mourinho’s problems today with the midfielder set to delay his return from injury until after the international break.
Grealish, left out of Gareth Southgate’s England squad after missing five Villa games with a shin problem, is close to fitness but understood to prefer to wait an extra fortnight so he is 100 per cent ready when his side face Fulham on April 3.
The news will be a comfort to Mourinho who is under huge pressure to win today following Tottenham’s dismal Europa League exit against Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday.
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is set to miss tonight’s clash against Tottenham with injury
Villa rarely perform as well without their 25-year-old talisman and have scored only twice since he was ruled out – one an own goal.
Manager Dean Smith will want Grealish on the park as quickly as possible but this evening’s game would be a risk if he aggravated the problem.
Grealish is hoping for a strong end to the season so he can make Southgate’s 23-man party for this summer’s European Championship which is due to begin on June 11.
Villa are only four points behind Tottenham, with a game in hand, and a victory over Mourinho’s side would take them to within two points of sixth-placed Liverpool.
The news is a huge boost for Jose Mourinho who is under pressure for a win this evening
Villa have only scored twice since Grealish was ruled out with injury – one being an own goal
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