Arsenal star braced for jeers after England’s Euro 2016 humiliation

first_imgJack Wilshere says England’s Euro 2016 flops can have no complaints if they are booed by Premier League crowds this season.The Arsenal midfielder was part of the Three Lions squad which suffered a humiliating last 16 exit at the hands of Iceland earlier this summer.And Wilshere is fully expecting a backlash from fans over the France failure when the new league campaign kicks off this weekend.The 24-year-old said: “I think we can expect a hard time because we know that we were not good enough.“We know that we didn’t reach the heights that the country expected us to meet. We didn’t perform.“And for us, the main thing is to look at ourselves. We as players know that we were not good enough. Of course we let the fans down. “We know that England fans are passionate, and they are going to show their frustration towards us.”Roy Hodgson quit in the aftermath of the Iceland humiliation and has since been replaced by Sam Allardyce.Wilshere has refused to criticise Hodgson, but believes the appointment of Allardyce is good for England.“I’m happy with him, I think it’s important that the England manager is English,” he said.“I have worked under Fabio Capello and Hodgson, and they were both great, but I think it’s important that he [the manager] is English and he shares the same passion as all of us. He knows what playing for England is all about, and I’m looking forward, if selected, to working with him.“Watching his [Allardyce’s] teams when I was growing up and over the last few years, one thing that stands out is that they are organised. People talk about his style of play, but I think he does what it takes to win games. And I think we need that with England as well, because every game you play at international level is different, you play against different teams, some teams that pass the ball, some teams that are more direct.“You look at what he did with Sunderland and what he has done at other clubs, he knows what it takes to get the result, and I think that will be a positive thing for us.” Jack Wilshere 1last_img read more