I'll never say no to England - Wilshere

04 May 2011 03:30
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has vowed to play for England at this summer's European Under-21 Championship, insisting: "I will never say no to my country." Head coach Stuart Pearce defied opposition from Gunners boss Arsene Wenger by selecting Wilshere in his provisional 40-man squad for June's finals in Denmark. Wenger is adamant Wilshere should not play in the tournament having become part of England's senior set-up, amid fears the 19-year-old may suffer burnout after a season which has already seen him play 52 times for club and country. But Wilshere has no intention of asking for a rest, telling this month's 4-4-2 magazine: "This summer, if I'm selected, I'll play for the Under-21s. "It's down to Arsene Wenger, Fabio Capello and Stuart Pearce, but I will never say no to my country."

Source: PA


World Cup Group G

TEAM W D L GD Pts
Belgium 1 0 0 3 3
England 1 0 0 1 3
Tunisa 0 0 1 -1 0
Panama 0 0 1 -3 0
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