Jack Grealish has gained the hearts of English followers in every single place after donating his boots to a younger fan simply moments after Italy clinched the European Championship trophy.
The Aston Villa captain got here off the bench at Wembley on Sunday night time, however was unable to encourage the Three Lions to victory.
The nation was at a standstill for the Three Lions’ greatest match in 55 years and Luke Shaw’s early stunner at a rocking Wembley had followers dreaming that soccer can be coming residence slightly than going to Rome.
However Italy wrested management of Sunday’s ultimate and deservedly levelled by way of Leonardo Bonucci, with the match going to extra-time and on to spot-kicks after it ended 1-1.
Grealish, who got here beneath scrutiny for not taking a spot-kick, grew to become an icon to soccer followers throughout England – even to these not accustomed to the gorgeous recreation.
The 25-year-old might not have gained the quantity of minutes on the pitch he would have hoped this summer season, but he confirmed his humility and sophistication by donating his boots and posing for footage with a younger fan within the stands.
It was Roy Keane who accused the maverick winger of failing to step up when the Three Lions wanted him most, however Grealish bit again immediately on social media.
He tweeted: “I mentioned I needed to take one!!!! The gaffer has made so many proper selections by way of this match and he did tonight!
“However I gained’t have folks say that I didn’t need to take a peno after I mentioned I’ll…”