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Gerrard: Jack Wilshere will succeed me as captain one day

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Gerrard believes he is approaching the end of his international career (©GettyImages)
Gerrard believes he is approaching the end of his international career (©GettyImages).

England's national team captain Steven Gerrard believes the Three Lions have got a fantastic young player in Arsenal's Jack Wilshere, and is of the view that he is one of the best players to play for England in the present squad.

"Even though he's young, without adding pressure to Jack he's one of the best players in the squad," he is quoted by the Daily Star.

He added that he is sure that the 21-year-old would go on to accumulate 100 caps for England in the future.

"I'm sure when he gets to my age he will be sitting in my position with the armband on talking about another 100 cap player."

When asked if he thought Wilshere could go on to captain the English national football team one day, he replied: "I've got no doubt about that."

Providing light on his views about his international career, he continued: "I've got to assume it's my last year. I can't assume I'm going to be here in two or three years' time.

"I've got to make the most of every single game. For all I know, I might be out of the picture in a year's time. I want to make the most of it."

Speaking ahead of England's friendly against Scotland at Wembley today, Gerrard said: "I know it is classed as a friendly but we want to beat Scotland.

"It hurt when Don Hutchison scored that only goal. It will probably be my last chance of playing them so if we get a win, it will be one I will remember for the rest of my life."

Wilshere who will probably line up in the friendly, said: "It's a kid's dream to captain your country. Growing up, David Beckham was my role model. It's up to whoever is in charge but that would be a dream come true."

England vs Scotland is the oldest football match in history dating back to 1872, and the two sides have not in a friendly since a 2-2 draw in April, 1953 at Wembley.

 

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