Roy Hodgson has heaped praise on Jack Wilshere ahead of England’s international fixtures, but insists he needs to curb his enthusiasm following his FA charge, as reported by talkSPORT.
A lot has been made of Wilshere’s anti-Tottenham chants during the open top bus parade following our FA Cup final victory over Aston Villa – far more than there really should have been.
He will presumably now accept the charge – despite the ridiculous nature of the allegations – and look to concentrate on England.
Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson is certainly hoping that’s the case, as he highlighted how fantastic it is to work with Wilshere on the international stage.
“Jack is a very enthusiastic and eager player. He plays with a confidence and an air of enthusiasm which is a real delight to see and work with,” Hodgson said.
“We’ve been unlucky with Jack, he’s been with us for three years but has been injured.”
He went on to criticise the 23-year-old slightly though, demonising his behaviour during the parade.
“It was important Arsenal took that matter in hand and it was dealt with as far as Arsenal and the FA was concerned. He must accept that,” he continued.
“It’s not the type of behaviour we encourage or want to see but unfortunately young men do things they regret. We need to make sure he curbs his enthusiasm.”
Wilshere may regret his actions, as he is obviously not thrilled about being slapped with an FA charge. The whole thing has been blow out of proportion though, and like many others, the young Gunner probably feels he was just showing support for his team.
It seems as though The FA are merely making an example out of our man, so unfortunately Hodgson is right – he must accept it and be careful.