Jack Wilshere, “We should close games out a bit better”
Written by Renzo on January 17, 2011 20:00
Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere believes the Gunners enjoyed a good Christmas period as they keep fighting for the Premier League title.
Speaking to the Club’s official website, the 19-year old explained how eight points out of a possible twelve is a good achievement considering all the games played last month and at the start of January with the Gunners currently enjoying third place in the table, just two points from leaders Manchester United.
The Englishman did however explain that the Gunners need to learn how to keep their focus when they take a lead as in more than one occasion other teams managed to either level things up or go on to win the game.
On a personal level, Wilshere concluded by saying how the just-ended year was one to remember after playing for the English National team and making it into Arsenal’s regular team as he explained how he is now more mature, less selfish and playing more for the team.
Speaking last week, Wilshere said:
Overall I thought we had a good Christmas period. We got eight points from four games and we’re close to Manchester United so I think it’s been a successful period.
I think we need to learn to see out games a bit more. We’ve had some disappointing results when we’ve been leading and teams have come back to draw or beat us. I think we should close games out a bit better but we will do that.
For me, last year was everything I dreamed of. I’ve had so many highlights – I’ve played for England, broken into the Arsenal first team – 2010 was a dream. I have learned to play for the team too. Maybe before I was playing for myself too much but the boss has told me to play more for the team.
I have got to try and carry on playing in the first team, keep my place and hopefully push on into the international team. I want to win trophies with Arsenal and hopefully we can do that in 2011.