Jack Wilshere has not been selected to be a part of England’s squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Now, naturally, many fans are going to disagree on whether or not that’s a good idea – which makes sense. Many people often bring up Jack’s attitude as a reason for why he shouldn’t be featured in these kinds of positions, and that’s understandable. On the other hand, however, the 26-year-old is probably one of the most passionate England players to have ever pulled on the shirt in the last few years.
But whether you agree with it or not, there’s no denying that Wilshere had an amusing way of dealing with not being selected. Just a few hours before it was confirmed, the former Bournemouth midfielder replied to someone on Twitter who offered him the chance to go on holiday to Zante with him and his mates as a result of Wilshere not being selected for the England squad. Jack, who was clearly in a playful mood, replied with the following.
“*laughing faces* let me know the dates and I’m in” before adding “Can i bring the baby aswell?”. While it sounds like his missus may have had something to say about the potential holiday in between the two replies, there’s something to be said of how Wilshere has been able to rebound from this disappointment. Given his age, it’s highly unlikely that he won’t feature at any more tournaments for England unless he experiences a dramatic drop in form. Because of that, all he can do now is soldier on with his own career and focus on breaking his way back into the international setup.
Nobody knows how things are going to go for England at the World Cup, and that extends to manager Gareth Southgate. It could wind up being our best tournament performance in twenty years, or in contrast, we could end up being dumped out in the group stages with no points to our name. In many ways, that’s the beauty of this competition, and in others, it’s also a cause for being filled with dread.
We personally think Wilshere should’ve at least made the standby list, but there’s no point sitting and crying about it. We’ve only got a few weeks to go until the World Cup is officially underway, and all that is left to do is focus on getting behind the lads in what is sure to be an eventful and stressful month.
Is leaving Wilshere out of the squad a mistake?