Antonio Rudiger tips Jack Grealish to shine for England at World Cup

Antonio Rudiger has admitted he saw enough from Jack Grealish during his 18-minute cameo in England’s recent 1-1 draw with Germany to predict the Manchester City winger will have a huge role for his country in the 2022 World Cup.

Grealish, who recently admitted he feels more free with England than he does with City, came off the bench against Germany to devastating effect, playing a major role as England clawed a point back despite being second-best for much of the game.

His performance clearly left an impact on Rudiger, who pointed out the role Grealish can play off the bench for England at the World Cup.

“Grealish gave the team a real impact,” Rudiger said. “He is a very dangerous player and those sort of players are going to win you games.

“The England squad has great quality. [Bukayo] Saka comes out, Grealish comes in. I saw a lot of big, big names were on the bench. England have a lot to be optimistic about for the future.”