A massive deal has been made of Jack Wilshere’s recent FA charge, but Liverpool and fellow England midfielder Jordan Henderson believes he won’t let it affect him in the upcoming international games, as reported by the Evening Standard.
As the Standard report, Wilshere has been charged for improper conduct by the FA following his anti-Tottenham chants during the open top bus parade following our FA Cup final win over Aston Villa.
Wilshere is naturally going to be unhappy with the FA’s decision to charge him, and rightly so as it seems to have been blown out of all proportion.
He should still feature against one or both of the Republic of Ireland or Slovenia in England’s upcoming set of fixtures though, and Henderson has highlighted Wilshere’s importance to the team – backing him to shine in the process.
“Jack is a huge player for us. His ability is unbelievable. You see the things he does in games and in training and I just feel a little bit sorry for him in terms of injuries that he has got,” Henderson said.
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“But I always see him working hard in the gym, trying to make sure he strengthens every area to prevent that. He is a huge part of what we are trying to do here and I am sure in these next two games he can play some part and have an even bigger part to play next season.
“Jack is very headstrong. He will not let that [the charge] bother him at all. I know that is getting dealt with so he will concentrate on doing the best for England over these next two games.”
The 23-year-old has shown the quality he possesses since his return from injury, with his strike against West Bromwich Albion – which earned him the goal of the season award for the second year running – a particular highlight.
Hopefully he can remain injury free for quite some time, as he has the potential to be the future of our midfield.