Wilshere Admires Scholes.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has revealed his admiration for former England international Paul Scholes, who he thinks is one of the best midfielders of all-time. He says that he has been getting inspirational talk from the former Manchester United man who has not retired from all forms of football. Ironically, Scholes, who recently appeared as a pundit for the Swansea vs Arsenal match, criticised Wilshere heavily for his performances in the 2-2 draw with the Welsh outfit. According to the former United midfielder, Wilshere has not made a lot of progress when he burst onto the scene as a 16-year-old.
The midfielder, now a 22-year-old, has replied that he will be taking in positive criticism from the midfielder, who he thinks is the best. He says that he would have worried about his form had come from a poor player, but since it comes from one of the best in the world, he will take this in a positive manner. Wilshere is expected to be named in the England squad for the World Cup 2014. He will be one of the important players, but after having not played a World Cup previously, it will be uncharted territory for him.
England captain Steven Gerrard has stated in the past that he expects Wilshere to one day captain the team.
“I respect him so much and I think he can make a great coach for any young player. I am a young player, he has been there and done it so I wanted to hear what he had to say. If it had come from a rubbish player, I could say ‘what are you talking about?’, but it came from Paul Scholes, so I wanted to get to the bottom of it. I hurt a bit more when he did it [though],” said Wilshere.