It was a time when Jack Wilshere was regarded as ‘Future of English Football’, but with injuries he has fallen to prove himself.
Jack Wilshere still can be someone who can take England to World Cup glory. England manager Gareth Southgate is lining a surprise call-up for Jack Wilshere back into the National team.
Gareth Southgate is trying to get some creativity in midfield, and Jack Wilshere is perfect candidate who tick all boxes.
With England booking their tickets to Russia, manager Gareth Southgate will start ‘writing the plans’ to be executed at the World Cup.
Southgate has highlighted his pins and needles about lack of creativity, particularity in midfield. Current midfielder’s Jordan Henderson and Eric Dier have come under criticism for lack of ‘know-how’ in centre of the park. Southgate was asked about England Football Team hunting for Jack Wilshere, he said:
‘We’re in a position where there’s no way we would dismiss any creative player. But people have to be playing and have to be playing at a good level.’
Jack Wilshere has not featured for England since facing Scotland and Spain last November.
Despite no appearances in Premier League yet for Wilshere this season, he is highly considered to fly to Russia with National team. Wilshere has featured in Europa League and Carabao Cup for Arsenal and has highly impressed everyone with his performance.
Former Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is also potential player to be called up to represent England. He provides that versatility and vision in the heart of the park.
At 18 years and 222 days, Wilshere made his debut representing England against Hungary – Coming on as a substitute in eighty-third minute replacing legendary Steven Gerrard.
Former England manager Roy Hudson highly praised Jack Wilshere, tipping him to wear ‘captain’ arm band for England someday, he said:
“Wilshere has got the personality, the character and the quality to accept responsibility, to accept the pressure. I foresee a fantastic England career for him. I would agree with Arsène Wenger and say Jack has got the qualities [to be England captain], there’s no doubt about that.”
Wilshere was highly praised for his performances for England as well as Arsenal since his teen times. And being regarded as ‘future’ to sleeping on the bed injured is some real nightmare.
“Hills make a man, and not roads”
The road to present is been tough for Wilshere, but the future seems bright. He himself states that he is playing the ‘best’ he has ever played and fittest he has ever felt.
“If I’m honest, my fitness levels are probably the best they’ve ever been,” he told Arsenal Player.
“I always hear the boss say it is my first five-metre burst, when I receive the ball and to get away from defenders and I feel that’s getting better and better each day.I look at my numbers after the game and I’ve been out for four months and I’m not the one who hasn’t run the most.
“When I first broke into the first team, even looking back when I was 16, you take things for granted,” he added.
“I was training every day and when you’re a 16-year-old, you can do that.As you get older your body changes, you pick up injuries, you have to be more careful with certain situations and it makes you stronger as well. I’ve always loved playing football and that’s what I wanted to do.”