England squad numbers revealed, Jack Grealish handed the iconic No7 shirt.
Jesse Lingard, James Ward-Prowse, and Ollie Watkins were among the six names cut
from England manager Gareth Southgate’s initial 33-man group as Trent Alexander-
Arnold got the nod. and Aston Villa star Jack Grealish could play a huge part for
England at Euro 2020 having been handed the iconic No7 shirt.
The 25-year-old – who has been linked with a summer switch to Manchester City –
dazzled for the Villans during the 2020-21 season.
In just 26 Premier League games, the former Villa Park skipper chipped in with six goals
and 12 assists.
And Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate will be hoping he continues his fine form as he
looks to reach back-to-back semi-finals in major tournaments.
Grealish revealed he had “goosebumps” when he received the news.
He said: “I told my mum! I actually rang her just to tell her I had the No7 shirt.
It’s always been one of my favorite numbers, seven and ten.
“I was actually shocked, to be honest. No7 at a major tournament? It’s something I will
cherish forever. As soon as I got told on a WhatsApp text, I was over the moon.
I had goosebumps.
“It wasn’t too long ago I was getting my debut and here I am in the squad.
“That’s what I’ve dreamt about, you know, playing in a major tournament for England.
“I knew I had the ability to do it and, obviously, I’ve had a good season this year.
I’m delighted to be in. Gareth briefed us before training and told us. I was going out
to training buzzing.”
England squad numbers
1) Jordan Pickford
2) Kyle Walker
3) Luke Shaw
4) Declan Rice
5) John Stones
6) Harry Maguire
7) Jack Grealish
8) Jordan Henderson
9) Harry Kane
10) Raheem Sterling
11) Marcus Rashford
12) Kieran Trippier
13) Dean Henderson
14) Kalvin Phillips
15) Tyrone Mings
16) Conor Coady
17) Jadon Sancho
18) Dominic Calvert-Lewin
19) Mason Mount
20) Phil Foden
21) Ben Chilwell
22) Trent Alexander-Arnold
23) Sam Johnstone
24) Reece James
25) Bukayo Saka
26) Jude Bellingham