Wales vs England: Ramsey Right To Overlook Jack Wilshere Influence?
The talking continues ahead of Wales vs England with Terry regaining the captain’s armband. But what about the prospective impact of Ramsey and Wilshere on this Euro 2012 qualifier?
Are they the future superstars of their respective countries? Perhaps, yes. In this case, Jack Wilshere is certainly in a better position than Aaron Ramsey to excel – mainly because of the difference that exists between England and Wales in terms of potentiality and seize.
In the FIFA ranking, Wales are actually placed 116th and 110 spots behind the Three Lions. In the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, Wales and England are both in Group G where Montenegro are currently the surprise leaders. If England are moaning over their second place, Wales have even bigger worries as they occupy the very bottom of the section.
When the two teams will face each other on Friday, one of the many interesting points will be the midfield battle between Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere – two Arsenal products. Concerning this prospect, Ramsey told reporters that there was in fact more to Wales vs England than just the duel against Jack Wilshere although he understands its importance somehow.
“There has been banter and a few words between us, because we could both start and it would be a good test for both of us.
“I haven't really thought about how to stop Jack. I need to concentrate on my own game.”
Aaron Ramsey may overlook Jack Wilshere’s influence on Friday, but will that turn out to be a mistake from the Welsh man? For Fabio Capello, Jack is a player “with confidence, but without fear”. The Italian man added:
“Also for someone so young, he is a leader. It’s incredible. I never saw someone so young being a leader on the pitch.
“As a young player, I think he is at the top – not only in England but Europe and the world.”
Jack Wilshere will have to prove that against Wales…