Are Wilshere and Cleverley the Saviours of English Football?
Two young EPL footballers are capturing the attention of many experts and managers today. These players are Jack Wilshere and Tom Cleverley, playing for Arsenal and Manchester United respectively.
Aside from being billed as the figureheads for both sides when the Gunners and the Red Devils meet, they are also tagged as the saviours of the English football. Wilshere, at 20-years old, has returned after last year’s 17-month injury lay-off. Mirror Online said that Wilshere will be “an Arsenal icon in the mould of Adams, Henry, Bergkamp and Vieira and will be the team’s next captain.” That is a ballsy prediction but the newspaper.
Meanwhile, 23-year old Tom Cleverley is one of Manchester United’s top scorers this season. Despite being surrounded by the likes of Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie, Javier Hernandez, and Ryan Giggs, Cleverley still manages to make a good account of himself every game he plays in. Wilshere and Cleverley are said to be the focal point of Roy Hodgson’s team in future international competitions.
These two guys’ superstars status’ are about to unfold. Media hype is all over the place with some even comparing the two since they are playing in similar positions. Some say Wilshere is not yet the finished article while others believe that if Cleverley would be mix it with other England stars at present, he wouldn’t be quite up to their level.
Similar to when he played poker with his Man United teammates for an MUTV charity at partypoker.com in November last year. Cleverley was among the first to exit in the six-man poker game. Partypoker, which offers games like Texas Hold’em, Omaha Hi-Lo, and 7 Card Stud and has tournaments that give you the chance to qualify for the World Poker Tour, held that game between United players for a worthy cause.
Yes, Wilshere and Cleverley are on different teams, teams that happened to have a rich rivalry. They are two young footballers that dream of leading their respective clubs to an EPL title. But never mind the differences; the English National Football team has a brighter future ahead with these two upcoming stars. The national team will soon deal with the retirement of some mainstays like Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick, and Gareth Barry.
But with the arrival of these two youngsters, along with Jordan Henderson, Jack Rodwell, and Jonjo Shelvey, England now have a formidable crop of youngsters that will push England to world football supremacy. The comparison between Wilshere and Cleverley should only serve as motivation for them both to get better as players. Once they reach their top form, England fans will not only have a sensational one-on-one rivalry to anticipate, they will also have better international hopes.