England and Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard believes Arsenal star Jack Wilshere will easily win 100 international caps for his country and will also go on to captain the team one day.
The 21-year-old is one of England’s brightest hopes for the future but has only been restricted to seven caps so far due to a serious injury picked up in the summer of 2011 which made him miss 17-months of his career.
However it looks like his injury days are behind him and his international team-mate, Gerrard, believes that he will one day be the captain of his country.
“I’ve got no doubt he can,” said Gerrard, when asked if Wilshere could succeed him.
“Jack is so good I am sure when he gets to my age he will be in my position with the armband on talking about another 100-cap player.
“It’s his quality, his example in training every day. He wants to learn, he loves England.
“He ticks a lot of boxes when it comes down to other players following his lead. I’ve been in a similar position, I missed a World Cup and many caps.
“I’m really paranoid about putting too much pressure on any player but he is that good there is nothing for him to worry about.”
Wilshere has also spoken out about the possibility of being England captain one day and he has admitted that it is a dream of his to lead his country.
He said: “It’s every kid’s dream to captain your country.
“I grew up watching David Beckham. He was my role model.
“Playing for England is the pinnacle. Missing matches has not been a good experience.”
The two midfielders are preparing for their international friendly against Scotland that takes places tonight.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt