Friday, 5th September, 2014
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is confident about forming a successful partnership in the centre of the England midfielder with Liverpool star Jordan Henderson.
The pair are expected to be England's engine room following the respective retirements of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard after the World Cup.
And Wilshere, who played alongside Henderson for England's Under-21s, believes the partnership between the pair can plug the gap, despite conceding they have big shoes to fill.
"I played with Jordan for a few years at Under-21 level. I've always worked well with him", Wilshere said at a press conference today.
"He's a great player. He's so fit, you've seen that for Liverpool. He can win challenges, he gets up to the ball and on the ball he's got a lot of quality.
"Obviously it's disappointing when Steven and Frank retired, they were massive players for England, great ambassadors and that is the level me and Jordan have got to get to.
"We're confident, but it's not just us, there's Fabian Delph and Jack Colback as well so there's a good battle going on and we're all friends so that's good."
Wilshere will be hoping to turn on the style for England on Monday evening, when the Three Lions take on Switzerland in a Euro 2016 qualifier at St. Jakob Park in Basel.