Paul Scholes thinks the Arsenal star should play further forward.
Former England midfielder Paul Scholes doesn’t think Jack Wilshere should be played in a defensive midfield role when playing for the national team.
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The Arsenal star was England’s holding midfielder during their 2-0 win over Switzerland on Monday night and even though Scholes thinks the Three Lions played well, he doesn’t think Wilshere should be the side’s anchor man.
In his column in the Independent, Scholes said: ”I still have my concerns about the diamond formation in midfield and most of all about Jack Wilshere’s role in it. Don’t get me wrong, Jack has great ability and at some point I hope that he will be in a position to score goals and to create them. But I just do not believe that playing in front of the back four, on his own, suits him.”
”Wilshere is an attacking midfielder, as I was for most of my career. He is not a defensive midfielder and I feel at the moment he is stuck between the two roles.”
While the 39 year old was critical of Wilshere, he praised Danny Welbeck for his performance and believes the former Manchester striker will be a hit at new club Arsenal.
”I was pleased for Danny that he got two goals after eight days in which his career has changed in a big way. I have said before that, as a Manchester United fan, I am sorry to see Danny go to Arsenal. He will be a good signing for them.”
Although Scholes was encouraged by England’s performance, he still doesn’t think the potential of the side can be judged yet.
”The problem in assessing this England side is that, once again, we will not know their true potential until we get to France in the summer of 2016.”
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