Writer: Vital England
Date:Saturday October 9 2010
From Vital England:
When Jack Wilshere was called into Stuart Pearce's squad for the U21 play-off with Romania it was unlikely that he would be included in the senior squad for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro, although that is exactly what happened in the end...
The Arsenal man would play in Friday's 1st leg, which England narrowly won 2-1, before joining up with the senior squad for the 2012 qualifier as the U21s leave for the 2nd leg in Romania next week.
Stuart Pearce said that he 'tried his hardest' to keep him in his squad but this has proved unsuccessful - so this leaves Pearce with mixed feelings, even so he feels his squad can cope without him: 'I spoke with Fabio before the match was played, and I think Jack will be meeting up with the seniors.
'Part of me is pleased that he is going, as it shows to the rest of the squad the pathway which is there for the players, part of me would have liked to have him in Romania.
'However, we feel as if we have quality in the squad and whoever plays will do themselves proud on Tuesday.
'I also hope Jack gets a game against Montenegro.'
A place in the senior squad is something that Pearce said the midfielder deserved as he is an 'outstanding player', even so he is wary about pushing him too fast too soon...
Pearce also confirmed that Wilshere was happy to remain with the U21 squad if he was asked, something that was looked upon favourably by Pearce: 'the one thing which really pleased me was Jack would have been happy to get on the plane and come to Romania with us.
'Part of him feels he is being taken away from the U21s, in a nice way, but his attitude is fantastic, he is an outstanding player.
'With his form for club and country, he deserves to be with the seniors and good luck to him. Jack is an outstanding player and we have to nurture him for club and country.
'I honestly feel experiences like tonight will improve him as a player.
'It was a difficult game with not a lot of room to play in for Jack, but I think he enjoyed the game tonight and will go away from here with a good feeling out himself to join up with the seniors.'
You cannot underestimate the benefits that Wilshere will get from being involved in the senior squad again over the coming days although I am not convinced that he will actually be involved on Tuesday night so 'maybe' it would have been more beneficial to England, at U21 level, if he had remained with them?
That said I would 'think' there is a good chance he would be named among the subs, so it is possible he could get on...
As featured on Vital England (feel free to leave comments here and there, using your same vital logins on each).
Read the full article on this link - England - Pearce on Wilshere.
What do you think?
Date:Saturday October 9 2010
Will I Leave? I Want A New Contract! (Wednesday April 23 2014)
Top 4 & FA Cup Win Would Be A Good Season (Wednesday April 23 2014)
Diaby Is Back & Ready To Play (Wednesday April 23 2014)
Stats: Hull City v Arsenal (Sunday April 20 2014)
Team News: Hull City vs Arsenal (Sunday April 20 2014)
Injury Update: Defender In, Defender Out (Friday April 18 2014)
Match Discussion - Hull City (a) (Friday April 18 2014)
So it's OK to dive sometimes? (Wednesday April 16 2014)
UNCONFIRMED - Arsenal vs West Ham Team News (Tuesday April 15 2014)
Injury News: Possibly Four Out, Maybe Two In (Tuesday April 15 2014)
|3. Man City||34||23||5||6||56||74|
|7. Man Utd||34||17||6||11||16||57|
|Vital Villa Man Of Match v Southampton
» Aston Villa : 23/04/2014 13:10:00
|Could Six Points Be Enough?
» Cardiff : 23/04/2014 12:31:00
» West Ham : 23/04/2014 12:30:00
» Fulham : 23/04/2014 12:28:00
|That Chelsea Spirit
» Chelsea : 23/04/2014 12:17:00
|Cech Out for Remainder of Season!
» Chelsea : 23/04/2014 12:16:00
|Stat Attack - Atletico (a)
» Chelsea : 23/04/2014 12:14:00