ENGLAND FOR THE ENGLISH
Jack Wilshere has said that the Football Association shouldn’t allow the non-English players to feature for the Three Lions.
Recently, there have been speculations that the Belgian player Adnan Januzaj who has made his debut for Manchester United just a few days ago might play for England in a few years.
If Januzaj stays in England for 5 more years, he will become eligible to represent the Three Lions on the grounds of residency.
Talking to the reporters ahead of the Three Lions’ World Cup qualifying match against Montenegro, Wilshere said, “I think only those players who are genuinely English should be allowed to feature for England. If you have been in England for 5 years, that doesn’t mean that you have become an Englishman.”
“If I stay in some other country for 5 years, I will not start representing them in international football.”
It was believed initially that Wilshere was trying to indicate towards Januzaj through his statements, but, the Arsenal midfielder immediately made it clear that his statements were taken in a wrong way and he was not talking about Januzaj.
Wilshere wrote on his Twitter account, “Guys, I want to make things clear here. I was not talking about Adnan Januzaj. This is poor journalism. Some of the guys in the media are trying to disturb my image again.”
“I just said that the players who are not genuinely English shouldn’t play for England.”
“As far as Januzaj is concerned, he is a quality young player and it would have been great if he had been an Englishman.”
Wilshere who is having a decent season with Arsenal has so far featured for the Three Lions in 12 matches, but, he hasn’t managed to find the back of the net yet.