England aiming to win 2014 World Cup claims Jack Wilshere
Arsenal midfielder looking to build on the 15 caps earned so far
May 29th, 2014
England are a 28/1 outsider to win the World Cup, although Jack Wilshere insists that the focus is on winning the tournament in Brazil, with the Three Lions kicking things off on 14 June when they face Italy.
Wilshere’s presence in this England squad was in doubt after the 22-year-old sustained a hairline fracture on his left foot, with the midfielder only returning to the Arsenal team as an extra-time substitute during the FA Cup final.
However, the Gunners midfielder is feeling good after some warm weather training with the other members of the England squad and claims that Roy Hodgson’s side want to win in Brazil this summer.
“We are going to a tournament and we are not going to say we are happy with the semis. We are going there to win it,” the Arsenal midfielder said.
“We want to make the country proud. We are going there with a young squad and when you do that, they bring a ‘no fear factor’,” he said.
“We have got the likes of (Steven) Gerrard and (Frank) Lampard who are there to calm everything down.
“They have been there three or four times. It is a good mix.”
Wilshere is only 22-years-old although rues the fact that injuries have prevented him from earning more than 15 caps for England.
“I’m feeling good,” Wilshere said.
“I am at the stage now where I just need a few games. I have been training for six weeks and I had 30 minutes at Norwich, and the last 15 at Wembley. I am fresh.
“(Only having 15 caps) has been tough to take but I tend to look forward.
“I have got a World Cup in front of me now and if someone had told me four years ago that I would be going to a World Cup now, I would have been happy with 15 caps and then going.”