Jack Wilshere has admitted there will be no love lost when England Clash with Wales this Thursday.
After a disappointing end to a good performance against Russia, England will be keen to show pundits and fans alike just what they are made of, and this will start against Wales on Thursday.
Knowing that Wales will be hungry for a result in order to secure their first win against England since 1984, England will want to take the match by the scruff of the neck. Jack Wilshere is among the players who is aware of the pressure to perform- saying to the press;
We know that Wales don’t like us,” before continuing; “Do we like them? Not really!
“We know it is going to be a tough game and there are going to be tackles. It is going to be like a Premier League game.
“It gives us a chance to show the nation we have got a lot of passion. We are here to win and we are here for business. If we go out there and put in a good performance and win the game we are in a great position.
“I’ve never questioned the passion of one of my team-mates. I’ve never been on the pitch and thought, ‘This guy isn’t worried about this’. We all care. We all know what it means to people back home.
“Especially now, because we are a young squad. It was only a few years ago when people like Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling were 14 or 15-year-olds watching this. So we all know what it means, and we will be ready when Thursday comes.”
“we’re better than wales”:
Wilshere was more than aware that England have the better side in terms of top-flight appearances, and will want to galvanise the team and get the win they so desperately need against Wales.
“If you put both teams down on paper, we would win the game – but it doesn’t work like that in football,” Wilshere warned. “Everyone knows that. The Premier League is the perfect example of teams beating better teams at the end of the day.
“We have to work hard, show some passion and pride and let the quality take over.”
The winner of the match will top group B, so all is to play for.