Our very own Jack Wilshere helped England to win their fourth game in a row tonight against Estonia, and is hopeful that perhaps this new younger England squad (full of Arsenal players!) can go on and be successful on the big stage.
There have been a lot of retirements after England’s abject failure in Brazil and Jack believes this team can improve on recent form in big tournaments.
“Lampard and Gerrard were fantastic for England and I always looked up to them, so to play with them was a dream come true,” Wilshere told thefa.com.
“But now they’ve moved on and we’re proving every game that as young players there is no better place to learn. There is a lot more to come.
“There are a lot of players who have come through the Under-21s together and we now playing in the seniors together, so it’s quite nice.
“We know each other really well, we’re good friends off the pitch, we’re a similar age and have similar interests.
“It’s a really good group here and we’ve worked on that team spirit and you can see it on the pitch, whether we win or lose we always stick together.”
He added: “We’re not worried about England’s past record, we just want to do what we can do. We’ll take every game as it comes, we’re on a good run at the moment and want to continue that from the Switzerland game.”
“There is a space for us to come in and write some history for ourselves. We are young and eager and we want to win something for England, we want to get through this qualification, go to the Euros and really do something.”
These youngsters can hardly do worse than the oldies did at the World Cup, and assuming that they all stay fit and carry on improving there is no reason why they couldn’t emulate the young Germany side? It would good to come back from the Euros with SIX Arsenal players carrying medals….