Wilshere hope to be fit for Brazil

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England and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere
expects to be match fit for the FIFA World Cup
despite not starting a game since March.
Wilshere fractured his foot during England’s 1-0
friendly win over Denmark two months ago and
has been restricted to just two substitute
appearances so far in his comeback.
But the 22-year-old has still been included in
the 23-man squad for the World Cup, which
starts next month, and was pleased to have
received a show of faith from England manager
Roy Hodgson.
“I was nervous. I would have been devastated if
I hadn’t gone. But it’s a great feeling,” Wilshere
told The Sun.
“It wasn’t a call, it was a text. I was at home, it
was a great feeling.
“I wasn’t fit towards the end of the season, so it
was a bit touch and go.
“I think the boss at England knew that – but he
had been speaking to (Arsenal manager) Arsene
Wenger and he came to the decision that I
should go. I’m delighted.”
England face friendlies with Peru, Honduras and
Ecuador prior to the World Cup, games that
Wilshere is keen to use as exercises to help him
return to full fitness.
“I’m not match fit. The only way you get match
fit is by playing matches,” he added.
“So I’m as fit as I can be without playing
“I’ve done as much as I can, now I just need a
few games. It’s a different kind of fitness – it
comes back quickly.
“If I play in a few of the friendlies, I’ll definitely
be match fit.”

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