Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is England’s big hope at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil. The 22-year-old has recovered from his injuries and is set to play a key role for the Three Lions in June.
Wilshere, though, did not start the friendly against Peru at London’s Wembley Stadium on Friday. Instead, he came on as a substitute in the 64th minute for captain Steven Gerrard, as England wrapped up a comfortable 3-0 victory.
Daniel Sturridge scored a genuinely world-class goal just past the half-hour mark to put his side in front. Chelsea defender Gary Cahill doubled the hosts’ advantage on 65 minutes when he headed home Leighton Baines’ corner. Five minutes later Phil Jagielka tucked the ball in from his Everton teammate’s set-piece.
As expected, it was a largely comfortable win for the 1966 World Cup winners, who will now travel to Miami for their final two warm-up matches against Ecuador and Honduras on June 4 and June 7 respectively.
Wilshere was pleased to have played at Wembley once again and was delighted with the support the England fans gave.
The youngster took to Instagram to express his thoughts after the match, and also said that he could not get proper sleep at night – apparently, he cannot sleep properly after a game.
As always struggling to sleep after a game! Great send off at Wembley tonight! Thanks to the fans for… http://t.co/mWSQym6yWS— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) May 30, 2014
Were you impressed with England’s performance against Peru?