Harry Redknapp believes Jack Wilshere can help take England to the next level - but he does not expect overnight improvement.

The former Tottenham boss, who was overlooked for the manager's job in favour of Roy Hodgson, was surprised by the manner of England's Euro 2012 exit, losing on penalties to Italy in the quarter-final after being outplayed, but he feels a fit and in-form Wilshere - who missed the whole of Arsenal's season through injury - could help England improve their ability to keep possession.

He told betting.betfair.com: "It's a depressing way to go out as we were dominated by an Italian team that hasn't looked that special at Euro 2012. In Andrea Pirlo, Italy had a magician on the pitch....but England do have one of our own in the shape of Jack Wilshere and that's one reason to believe we can improve in the future."

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