England Fails To Find A Good Balance
Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, Ross Barkley and Luke Shaw are some of the more promising young figures thatEnglandhas to offer for the years to come but even with those rising stars,Englandhas not managed to find the perfect mix of veteran players with some of the younger ones.
Englanddid not manage to win a single match of the 2014 World Cup as they suffered defeats againstItalyandUruguayand only managed on claiming a goalless draw againstCosta Rica; Jack Wilshere has revealed his opinion concerning the future of some young players to step it up and play at a high level. According to the Arsenal man, the time of some specific figures to perform is running out.
“Time is running out for us to say we’re young any more. I’m 22. Ross Barkley, Luke Shaw and Raheem Sterling are young players. They showed in the tournament what they can do. But in the next tournament, we really have to deliver. It’s a nice group of young players and hopefully we can stick together, learn from this, take all this disappointment and bottle it up. This is the worst feeling. I’m going to be 23 in January and that’s a good age for a footballer. It’s a big season for me; it’s a big season for Arsenal. But at the moment, I’m devastated. I’ve got to try and get over this and then try to move on next season.” Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere stated.
Jack Wilshere managed on playing for 90 minutes during the entire 2014 World Cup as Roy Hodgson decided to put the Arsenal player mainly as a substitute player and the only match that Wilshere was featured into the main team was against Costa Rica in a game that had no importance for England as they had already been knocked out of the worldwide tournament after suffering back to back defeats against Italy and Uruguay.