Gunners midfielder delighted with tournament progression.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes that helping England to qualify for the 2014 World Cup has been the biggest achievement in his career to date, Sky Sports reports.
The Gunners starlet came off the bench in England’s final qualification game as they beat Poland 2-0 at Wembley to seal their passage to Brazil next summer.
Wilshere made his return to the international scene earlier this year after a hellish period out of the game with numerous injury complaints and at just 21 years of age he thinks it is important to build the future around the English games current stars.
He knows that maintaining a consistent level of performance with his club as well we avoiding the treatment table will be paramount to him playing a further role within the national team set up, but for the time being he is pleased to have been able to help the Three Lions with their short term objectives.
“It’s amazing. I would probably say it’s the biggest achievement in my career to date. It’s a good feeling, I don’t think it’s kicked in yet,” he told Sky Sports News.
“The boys are buzzing. When we wake up tomorrow and think we qualified top of the group, unbeaten, it’s a great achievement and we should be proud of ourselves.”
Meanwhile, veteran midfielder Michael Carrick is hoping to make it to his third finals having already been involved under under Sven Goran Eriksson and Fabio Capello in 2006 and 2010 respectively.
“It’s very satisfying, but in some ways it’s what we set out to achieve, it’s what we expected of ourselves at the start of the campaign,” he said.
“We’re not getting too carried away, it’s the first part done – a big part done. We have got time now to hopefully improve, get even better and look forward to next summer.
“It has got a special ring to it (a World Cup in Brazil). Going out there in the summer, we sampled what it will be like and we’re desperate to get back now we have got the opportunity.
“It’s about playing well to get on that plane.”