Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere: It was my biggest England game so far
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere ranks England's draw with Ukraine as the midfielder's "biggest international game" so far
Jack Wilshere has ranked England’s goalless draw with Ukraine as the Arsenal midfielder’s “biggest international game” of his fledgling career.
The 21-year-old playmaker started alongside England centurions Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard in the heart of Roy Hodgson’s midfield against their Group H opponents in Kiev.
Wilshere produced a solid display as the Gunners youngster looked to provide a link between the visitors’ midfield and attack but was unable to conjure a moment of magic to inspire a win.
But England’s youngest starter is confident the Three Lions can beat Montenegro and Poland in their final two World Cup qualifiers and book their place in next summer’s tournament in Brazil.
“I think it is a job well done. It is a tough place to come, we had a game plan that we stuck to and we could have even nicked a few goals, but in the end I think it was a fair result,” Wilshere told BBC Sport.
“We have two qualifiers coming up at home and we expect to win our home games. If we win those we are going to be on the plane to Brazil, so that was a good point.
“It was probably my biggest international game so far, my first really tough one away from home, it was a World Cup qualifier, in a hostile atmosphere and it was good for me.”