Jack Wilshere, who was so outstanding on the field for Arsenal on Wednesday evening during their 2-1 win over Barcelona, was apparently scared to ask for Lionel Messi’s shirt after his coming-of-age performance according to the Gunners skipper Cesc Fabregas.
Wilshere, who played with the authority of a veteran and went toe-to-toe with Barcelona’s marvellous midfield trio of Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Sergio Busquets, as well as World Player of the Year Messi, posted a picture of himself (above) on Twitter this morning, showing himself and his father with the shirts worn by Messi and Xavi during the match at the Emirates Stadium.
Nevertheless, only after a reply from Fabregas on the social networking site did the truth about how Wilshere collected the shirts come to light.
“@jack_wilshere can’t believe i had to go to get Messi’s shirt for u. U were so scared. You were MOTM so next time please ask urself!” was the response Wilshere’s photo garnered from Fabregas, who played youth team fotball at Barcelona with Messi, and is a Spanish international team-mate of Los Cules Spanish, World Cup winning contingent.
I daresay young Jack, a lion on the pitch, but just your shy, retiring 19-year-old off it, will have come in for all sorts of stick at training this morning.
However, if he performs in the Camp Nou in the second leg the way he did in the first and Arsenal progress, I’m sure Fabregas will have no problem in collecting Wilshere all the shirts he asks for.