The young English midfielder reckons his country can learn from Chile’s underhand tactics…
Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere reckons his country can learn from South American teams, in the way they make ‘clever fouls’ during matches, reports the Express.
Chile beat England 2-0 at Wembley on Friday evening, and stifled their more illustrious opponents through clever (if rather ugly on the eye) tactics.
Far from criticising it however, Wilshere reckons England should adopt some of these South American tactcs for next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
Here’s what he had to say:
“South American teams like to make little fouls and break the game up which is frustrating. But we could learn a bit from them sometimes,” said Wilshere.
“Maybe if we could pick that up from their character, a little foul here and there like they did, doesn’t hurt.
“Once they do little fouls, it slows play down and you have to stop, build up and it makes it difficult. Sometimes they made cheap fouls and it was good game-play.
“Every time we broke out they brought us down, slowed the game down, and we had to start again. We have to learn from it.”