“The Olympics are going to be massive in London,” said Jack Wilshere, the England international schemer.
“It will be brilliant. It would be a dream to play in the Olympics.”
The 19-year-old Arsenal midfielder has expressed his wish at partaking in next summer’s Olympic Games, set to be held in London, irregardless of whether he plays in the full England squad at Euro 2012, assuming England qualify.
Furthermore, the precocious Wilshere also wants to take part in this summer’s European under-21 Championships, despite fears from his manager Arsene Wenger and coaching staff at the club that he could suffer from burn-out, if he plays for Stuart Pearce’s side this summer.
However the player stressed at Sunday’s PFA Awards that he is keen to go and represent his country once again this summer and has insisted that he is experiencing no such problems as yet with burn-out and fatigue.
“At the minute, no,” he said. “We are out of the Champions League so we have enough time to recover.”
Editor’s Comment: You simply cannot commend the lad’s attitude enough. He wants to play football and prove himself on the field of play. If he’s selected, as he should be, let him play and gain in experience. Let’s stop listening to managers who urge their players to pull out of international games/tournaments, and let’s stop mollycoddling their players and making them mentally weak by giving them excuses for failure. Let Wilshere break the mould and grow to be everything that his sublime talents are promising. He’s a young man in a hurry, and for that he has our full respect and support at Football24Seven.