Wilshere tells all on the boss’ style.
England manager Roy Hodgson sets his players homework between matches reveals Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.
Hodgson is in charge of a very young side for the Euro 2016 qualifiers following the retirement of veterans such as Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard and the boss is looking to speed up their development.
Players are provided with footage and analysis of their performance by Andy Scoulding and are expected to study it before they take to the field in the next match.
“Between meet-ups we’ve got to do a little bit more work,” Wilshere was quoted by the Guardian.
“We’ve got to do our homework, to go through videos and analyse the games, because we don’t get long together.”
Wilshere was asked to study Javier Mascherano and Andrea Pirlo ahead of Monday’s clash with Switzerland as the 22-year-old was preparing to play at the base of a diamond midfield.
Not everyone is convinced yet by the Gunners star playing in a holding role, although Hodgson clearly agrees with predecessor Fabio Capello who once compared the Englishman to Claude Makelele.
The tactic is also working as despite it being considered the toughest game in their group the visitors convincingly beat the Swiss 2-0 thanks to a Danny Welbeck brace.
Hodgson is therefore expected to adopt the same style when his side face San Marino and Estonia in their next two qualification fixtures.
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