Wilshere Bullish Ahead of Euro 2016

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere insists he is fit and raring to go ahead of Euro 2016 after featuring in England’s 1-0 victory over Portugal at Wembley Stadium on Thursday night.

The 24-year-old made just one start and two substitute appearances in the 2015/16 Premier League campaign, having missed most of the season with a broken leg.

However, England boss Roy Hodgson has kept faith with the midfiedler, including the player in all three of the Three Lions’ pre-tournament friendlies as well as naming him in final 23-man squad set to do battle in France this month.

“It’s been great to be back in an England shirt and great to be back in the squad,” Wilshere told FATV.

“I feel as though when each game has gone I’ve felt better and sharper and got used to the way we play with England again. I feel ready now.”

Wilshere also expressed his gratitude to Hodgson for keeping faith with him despite his injury problems, and vowed to prove his worth to the team in the coming weeks.

He added: “I haven’t played a lot of football this season but the manager kept faith in me and I’m thankful for that.

“It’s down to me to show him that I’m fit, that I’m still the same player and I’m ready to play for England.” Kickoff

Tongai Mwenje

Tongai Mwenje is a Senior Editor with Zimbabwe's largest online sports magazine Sportbrief He has been writing professionally since 2012 and currently writes for technology and sport blogs. He has vast experience in digital marketing, sports reporting and analysis. He is also a Sports and Technology columnist with Financial Gazette Online Sports Column and Technology Magazine respectively.

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