Jack Wilshere has come under fire for his lacklustre appearance for England in yesterday’s friendly win over Turkey. The Arsenal midfielder started the match at the Etihad alongside Eric Dier at the base of the midfield, but has come under fire for his lack of input.
Wilshere was substituted half-way through the second-half for Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson, with the score set at 1-1. The 24 year-old will only have one more outing to earn his place in the final 23-man squad for the European Championships, with a fixture against Australia coming up on Friday at the Stadium of Light. Hodgson will be keen to pick his strongest 23 players available for when England kickoff at the Euros against Russia. The Lions are Even money to win the Group and around 8/1 to win the tournament. If you fancy having a bet on Hodgson’s team then why not click here for football coupons, the courtesy of William Hill, for online betting. You will get some interesting prices before the competition actually starts…..
But back to Jack’s performance. The Arsenal youth product was described as ‘horribly over-rated and miles off the pace’ by one England fan, another added that ‘Woy is a moron if he selects Jack over Drinkwater’, and another claimed that he ‘added nothing’ to the team during the match.
Should Wilshere lose out on his place in the final 23, we will have zero players within the England squad, following Theo Walcott’s failure to earn a place in Roy Hodgson’s side, along with Danny Welbeck’s disappointing injury absence.
It remains to be seen whether Roy will choose to start with Jack in Friday’s fixture, with Danny Drinkwater, Jordan Henderson, Ross Barkley, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Fabian Delph also hoping to play in the role, and with rumours that Wayne Rooney could also be dropped into midfield.
How did you rate Wilshere’s performance? I had believed that Jack was a shoo-in for the squad, could I be proved wrong?