Jack Grealish on Tuesday made a surprise call to the young fan who inspired his World Cup goal celebration.
Grealish had promised to perform a ‘wave arms’ celebration for Finlay Fisher when he scored his next goal after meeting the 11-year-old schoolboy, who has cerebral palsy, earlier this month.
The 27-year-old kept his word after coming on as a substitute to score England’s final goal in the 6-2 win over Iran.
— England (@England) November 22, 2022
Upon answering the phone, Finlay told the Manchester City star: “I thought you’d forgotten!”
During the call, tweeted by England, Grealish revealed: “I nearly scored last week against Chelsea and thought ‘I’m going to do it for him tonight’, but I didn’t score.
“I didn’t think I was going to score yesterday because the game was a bit gone by the time I came on, but I was buzzing to get a goal and then I could do my little celebration just for you.
“You were always in the back of my mind, mate. I’m glad you enjoyed it.”