Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has told England boss Gareth Southgate to start Jack Grealish in their Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark on Wednesday night.
The Aston Villa midfielder is a huge favourite among English fans this summer.
This had led to widespread calls for Grealish to be given more playing time by Southgate.
The 25-year-old has mostly been named as a substitute at the tournament.
Grealish didn’t come off the bench in the 4-0 victory over Ukraine in the quarter-finals and looks likely to start on the bench again against the Danes.
“Everybody knows I am very, very Grealish. I like the guy because he never hides, he creates unbalanced situations for defenders, he’s brave.
“When a team is so solid like England, especially with Rice and Phillips in front of the back-four, I believe a team always needs a player like Grealish.
“It doesn’t look like he’s an option to start with Gareth, and Gareth is right, especially if England win the Euros – Gareth is right and we are wrong. I would play Grealish but it doesn’t look like he will start,” Mourinho told talkSPORT Breakfast.
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