Just 4 days into the major European tournament and the offside tackles has already started with Wales icon Gareth Bale taking a dig at the England national side, accusing them of their lack of ‘Passion and pride’. True or not, Roy Hodgson’s Three lions displayed an effort of dismay in their 1-1 draw against Russia that had raised a few eyebrows. While Gareth Bale hitting at them, it was Arsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere, came on as a substitute against Russia, who came to his side’s rescue.
Wilshere hit back: “We know that Wales don’t like us. Do we like them? Not really! We know it is going to be a tough game and there are going to be tackles. It is going to be like a Premier League game.
“It gives us a chance to show the nation we have got a lot of passion. We are here to win and we are here for business. If we go out there and put in a good performance and win the game we are in a great position.
Also ,the injury prone star revealed his hatred for Wales and admitted it’s going to be a real battle between the sides when they face off in their group fixture.
“It gives us a chance to show the nation we have got a lot of passion. We are here to win and we are here for business. If we go out there and put in a good performance and win the game we are in a great position.”
“If you put both teams down on paper, we would win the game but it doesn’t work like that in football. Everyone knows that. The Premier League is the perfect example of teams beating better teams at the end of the day.”
“We have got to prepare right and put the work in, get the recovery from Marseille right and get everyone back training, fit and ready to go on Thursday. Then we have to work hard on that.”
Despite lashing out the Real Madrid winger, Jack Wilshere offered amendments through his praise that took Lionel Messi into the radar.
“Messi is on a different planet to anyone but I think Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are up there with the best in the world. He has developed but even at Tottenham he was world class.”
“He has gone on from there and become a fantastic player and there is no denying that. He’s going to be their biggest threat and we have got to stop him getting the ball.”
Yet ,Jack Wilshere vouched for his belief and the fans’ as well, on the Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney and considered his presence a vital boost.
“But I have played with Wayne for years and for me he has this understanding of the game. I remember when I first came into the side I was playing in qualifying and the runs he used to make and his timing were perfect.”
“People say he is not as quick as he used to be, but his understanding of the game…”
The rivalry between Wales and England is nothing new, but the new Euro Championship side’s rise has put a lot of pressure on England who has not achieved anything nig in the long history. It’s a chance for England to prove their superiority or else they will be forced to accept the fact, that is, Wales are a more powerful force in Europ than England. It’s all up to Rooney’s men now.