Arsenal playmaker set to start against Moldova at Wembley on Friday night.
England midfield player Jack Wilshere says that the Three Lions must expect to qualify for next summer’s Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The Arsenal playmaker is expected to make an all-too-rare start for his country when they take on lowly Moldova at Wembley Stadium in a crucial Group H qualifier on the road to Rio on Friday night, knowing that nothing less than the three points will do for Roy Hodgson’s side.
England currently trail surprise group leaders Montenegro by only two points, albeit having played a game less than the Eastern Europeans, however, they know that they will realistically have to win all of their remaining qualifiers if they are to be certain of being in South America next year.
But the 21-year-old is confident that the team can achieve their goals and that he will be able to take part in his first-ever major international tournament with England in Brazil, after having missed out on Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine with an ankle injury.
“We can’t, as a nation as big as us, think about anything else,” said Wilshere, who has been capped on just the eight occasions now since making his international debut three years ago.
“We’ve got some tough qualifiers coming up but we know if we win them it’s in our hands, we’ll be in Rio, and all the players will come together on that one.”