Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is full of pride with his maiden England call-up.

Grealish insists he has no regrets turning his back on the Republic of Ireland as a youth teamer to commit to the Three Lions.

He explained: “I’ve had a bit of an unusual career.

“I was 19 when I said that I would like to change from Ireland to England, and at the time I didn’t think it would take five years.

“I had a chat with my parents, with Roy Hodgson who was the manager at the time, but you know it didn’t happen for certain reasons.

“We ended up getting relegated that season and I’ve been in the Championship for three years, so it’s just a relief it’s finally come and hopefully I can be here to stay.

“Since I was a kid, I’ve felt like I’m English.

“My family are English, it was just my grandparents who are Irish and when I was a young kid I was playing for Ireland because that’s what felt right.

“It felt fun, if anything, but then as I got older, I felt English, I felt like I could get into the England team, and get into the senior team, and now here I am.”