Wilshere happy with England changes

07 February 2013 02:17

Jack Wilshere thinks the England camp is now a much nicer place to be than it was under former manager Fabio Capello.

Capello gave Wilshere his debut in August 2010 and he went on to hand the Arsenal midfielder four more caps before injury prevented him from going to Euro 2012 under Capello's successor Roy Hodgson.

Wilshere, who starred in the 2-1 win over Brazil on Wednesday, has noticed a distinct change in the environment of the England camp since he returned to the international fold under Hodgson, and he said: "It's totally different from before. For one, the manager has changed and all the staff have changed, too, so it's a totally different atmosphere. It's a nice atmosphere."

He went on: "There are more English people around and we get on really well and are more relaxed.

"We have some good young players now and some with experience, so it's important we have got a good blend and it worked well (against Brazil)."

Wilshere received widespread praise for his performance against the five-time world champions, particularly as it came so soon after his 14-month foot injury lay-off.

The ambitious midfielder insists there is still plenty of room for improvement in his game, however.

"I am never happy with where I am," he said.

"I feel my form is getting better and better. I always try to improve and work hard in training. I always want to keep my performances up for my club and then whenever I get called up for England.

"It was a great night personally and for the team as well. The main thing was the team. We had to work hard together and this win was good for our confidence."

Source: PA