Jack Wilshere responds to England World Cup snub

2018-05-18 13:03
Jack Wilshere (Getty Images)
Jack Wilshere (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Arsenal wonder, Jack Wilshere, was left out of Gareth Southgate’s England 2018 Soccer World Cup squad.

The decision left fans around the globe in shock. In the days that followed, Wilshere took to Instagram to humorously hint at his shock and disappointment.

The 26-year-old Wilshere didn’t seem to be bothered and actually made light of the coach’s decision to exclude him.

On his Instagram stories, the Arsenal ace posted an image of himself and goalkeeper Joe Hart - who was also left out the squad.

The picture was taken in 2014 in Las Vegas, shortly after the last World Cup, with the caption saying, “Don’t listen to them Jack. We’re good players!”

However, the midfielder went on to address being snubbed on Twitter.  

Wilshere tweeted that he believed he “could have made a real impact in Russia”, saying it was time he had his say.

In tweets, he said: "It goes without saying that I'm naturally incredibly disappointed to have been left out of the England squad for the World Cup. I've felt fit, sharp and strong all season and believe I should be in the squad!

"And given the chance I could have made a real impact. However, I have to respect the manager's decision and would like to wish the whole squad all the very best for the tournament. I will always be an England fan and will be supporting the boys with the rest of the nation."

One thing’s for sure, Wilshere’s a true sport!

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