We all know that the Arsenal and England international star Jack Wilshere is a proper Gooner, as he proved a couple of times in recent years with his little sing songs about the Tottenham supporting side of north London after Arsenal won back to back FA cups. And I suspect that Jack’s anti-spud feelings might just have been part of his response to their former star Gareth Bale last night.
Wilshere got into hot water with the English FA over his Spurs bashing song, but that did not stop them allowing the midfielder to respond to the derogatory comments about England from the Real Madrid and Wales forward, as reported by The Mirror.
Bale has suggested that the Three Lions do not have the same sort of passion about playing for their country as the Welsh lads and that England tend to be arrogant and assume they will do well before they get a chance to play, so it is hardly surprising that his words have not gone down well in the England camp.
This meeting is just one of the many local rivalries between countries, and if you want to know more details about the competing nations and fixtures then check out the UEFA European Championship Information at wintingo.com. When asked about the upcoming game against their neighbours, Jack Wilshere said, “We know that Wales don’t like us. Do we like them? Not really! We know it is going to be a tough game and there are going to be tackles. It is going to be like a Premier League game.
“It gives us a chance to show the nation we have got a lot of passion. We are here to win and we are here for business. If we go out there and put in a good performance and win the game we are in a great position.
“If you put both teams down on paper, we would win the game but it doesn’t work like that in football. Everyone knows that. The Premier League is the perfect example of teams beating better teams at the end of the day.
“We have got to prepare right and put the work in, get the recovery from Marseille right and get everyone back training, fit and ready to go on Thursday. Then we have to work hard on that.”
Wilshere also spoke about Bale as a great player and clearly the main threat in the Wales team, but in talking about stopping him, especially in the aftermath of Bale’s comments, is our Jack warning the former Spud to watch himself and to expect a bit of rough stuff out on the pitch?