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Jack Grealish has declared himself “fit, fearless and ready” to start for England.
Aston Villa captain Grealish is desperate to play against Czech Republic at Wembley to help England clinch top spot in Group D.
Grealish was a substitute against Scotland on Friday night but he has become the people’s champion with fans calling for Gareth Southgate to give him a proper chance.
England star Grealish has been plagued by a shin injury which saw him miss much of the final three months of the season and has interrupted his training with England.
But Grealish insists he is ready for take-off and would seize the opportunity to start for England’s final and crunch Group match on Tuesday night.
Jack Grealish has told Gareth Southgate he's ready to go against the Czechs
Grealish said: “Like I said, my fitness is fine. I'm available and ready when called upon. There's no issues whatsoever.
"I hope to bring a lot. Like I mentioned to you earlier, if I got the chance to play, I'd be as fearless as possible. I'd attack the full-backs or whoever I'm up against. I'd just try and do what I do on a weekly basis for Aston Villa.”
Grealish does enjoy a connection with the fans and the whole stadium was chanting for his introduction against Scotland.
"Maybe it could be because I'm a bit fearless the way I play. I try to get people off their seats. I try just to be direct, running at players, running at defenders,” said Grealish who says he relishes the big occasion and would love to start for England.
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“It doesn't bring pressure. It's something that I love. You know, people wanting me to come on the pitch is a brilliant feeling for myself. If anything, it filled me with more confidence and just made me want to do well that little bit more.
"I just try and play every game as if I'm playing Under-18s football or Under-23s football at Villa.
”You know, I've done it my whole life, so why would I change the way I play, or the way I do stuff, just because it's a bigger game?"
"I see every game as if it's just a normal game. I wouldn't try and change stuff. I don't ever really get nervous or worry about games, because as soon as you're five minutes into a game anyway you're just in the zone, so I would never sit there before a game worrying."
Grealish was in fantastic form earlier in the season but missed the run-in because of a shin problem which has also restricted him since being in camp with England.
England boss Southgate has been cautious and has been managing expectations but Grealish himself says that he is now ready to step up and is adhering to a strict fitness plan but that will not stop him playing a full part.
Grealish, who was talking to the UEFA website, added: “Like I said, that was just part of the plan that we had and it seems to be working because my shins are feeling good.
"That's just a plan that we've had since the start of the tournament. I also had that plan towards the back end of last season with Villa.