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Strong Performance from Wilshere Means the Future Looks Bright for England

Jack Wilshere was heavily praised for his first-half performance last night during England’s 2-1 win over Denmark.

The Arsenal midfielder admitted to having a “sleepless night” after starting alongside Frank Lampard in the international friendly.

Wilshere has already been inundated with well-wishers following his promising performance.

ITV commentators thought Wilshere should have stayed on for the second half

Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney said he thought the 18-year-old ‘did really well’ and was ‘really composed on the ball’ while fellow forward Darren Bent described his performance as ‘brilliant’, adding: ‘He’s a top, top player already.

‘He is so young, so comfortable on the ball and he just makes it look easy.’

Manager Fabio Capello also praised the youngsters performance and said “He played very well. He played with confidence, passed a lot of good balls and won back possession,”

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger opened the scoring for the Danes before being cancelled out by Darren Bent’s neat finish.

Ashley Young secured the victory as he came on in the holding role behind fellow teammate, Bent.

BBC Sport’s Phil McNulty has said “Jack Wilshere can take much from his own performance, showing confidence and a full range of passing, despite playing a role unsuited to his progressive box-to-box approach,”

The 19-year-old is well known for his passing, dribbling and vision but is also said to be able to “take a knock”.

Wilshere has made 22 appearances so far this season for Arsenal and has made a career total of 60 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal and Bolton Wanderers, where he spent  some time on-loan last year.

These figures are very impressive for a boy of his age and Jack Wilshere is certain to be an integral part of England’s European Championship qualifying campaign and hopefully the Finals.

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