England: Steven Gerrard excited by Jack Wilshere's potential

 

International friendly: England v Brazil

  • Venue: Wembley
  • Date: Wednesday, 6 February
  • Kick-off: 19:30 GMT

Coverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and audio commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

England captain Steven Gerrard has said Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has the "potential to become one of the best in the world".

The 21-year-old is expected to make his first England start for 17 months in the friendly with Brazil at Wembley.

"He can tick almost every box, and he's going to get better and better. He'll get better than he is now which is a scary thought," said Gerrard.

But the skipper warned: "One man can't carry a nation on his own."

Wilshere made his international debut just under two and a half years ago, but will win only his seventh cap if he features against Brazil on Wednesday night.

The old guard

Jack Wilshere was eight years old when Steven Gerrard made his England debut against Ukraine in 2000.

The midfielder, who returned to the Arsenal first team last October after 15 months out injured, has played just 324 minutes of international football and only 13 of them in the company of Gerrard.

Gerrard, however, hoped the youngster would "bring out the best in all of us".

"Jack has got a bit of everything," said the 32-year-old Liverpool midfielder. "He can tackle, get up and down the pitch, create a goal, score a goal, he can pass.

"I think he's got the potential to become one of the best in the world and I don't want to add any pressure. That's unfair.

"But playing against him recently and in training, he's a one-off. He's a lot better than your normal Premier League midfielder. I have a lot of confidence in him.

"He's a top player and I hope he gives the dressing room a lift. We need competition for places if we're going to get to Brazil."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (10)

England

  • 01 Hart
  • 02 Johnson
  • 03 Cole (Baines - 46' )
  • 05 Cahill
  • 06 Smalling
  • 04 Gerrard
  • 07 Walcott (Lennon - 75' )
  • 08 Wilshere
  • 11 Cleverley (Lampard - 46' )
  • 09 Welbeck (Milner - 61' )
  • 10 Rooney

Substitutes

  • 13 Butland
  • 12 Walker
  • 14 Baines
  • 15 Jagielka
  • 16 Lescott
  • 17 Milner
  • 18 Lampard
  • 19 Osman
  • 20 Lennon
  • 21 Oxlade-Chamberlain

Brazil

  • 01 Julio Cesar
  • 02 Alves
  • 03 Luiz (Miranda - 78' )
  • 04 Dante
  • 06 Adriano Correia (Filipe - 69' )
  • 05 Ramires (Arouca - 46' )
  • 07 Oscar
  • 08 Paulinho (Jean - 62' )
  • 10 Ronaldinho (da Silva Lucas - 46' )
  • 09 Luis Fabiano (Fred - 46' )
  • 11 Neymar

Substitutes

  • 22 Diego Alves
  • 13 Filipe
  • 14 Da Silva Leandro Castan
  • 15 Miranda
  • 16 Arouca
  • 17 Jean
  • 18 da Silva Lucas
  • 19 Fred
  • 20 Hulk
Ref: Proenca
Att: 87,453

Match Stats

Shots

12 15

On target

6 5

Corners

7 2

Fouls

9 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:21 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +1:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bonfim Dante by Wayne Rooney. Free kick taken by Soares Julio Cesar.

90:00 +0:14

Emboaba Oscar has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

88:50

Wayne Rooney is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Moreira Jean.

86:07

Wayne Rooney concedes a free kick for a foul on Joao Miranda. Joao Miranda takes the direct free kick.

85:05

James Milner decides to take a short corner.

82:54

Guedes Fred produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

81:35

James Milner fouled by da Silva Dani Alves, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Leighton Baines.

79:19

Emboaba Oscar is caught offside. Joe Hart takes the free kick.

77:38

Bonfim Dante restarts play with the free kick.

77:38 Substitution

Substitution David Luiz leaves the field to be replaced by Joao Miranda.

77:38

Junior Neymar fouled by Frank Lampard, the ref awards a free kick.

74:38 Substitution

Substitution Aaron Lennon is brought on as a substitute for Theo Walcott.

74:38

Emboaba Oscar takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

73:00

Unfair challenge on Kasmirski Filipe Luis by Theo Walcott results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Emboaba Oscar.

71:11

Outswinging corner taken by Junior Neymar, Steven Gerrard makes a clearance.

70:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Moreira Jean by Wayne Rooney. Junior Neymar takes the direct free kick.

68:55 Substitution

Substitution (Brazil) makes a substitution, with Kasmirski Filipe Luis coming on for Claro Adriano.

68:09

Junior Neymar produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

66:32

Effort on goal by Junior Neymar from 20 yards. Comfortable save by Joe Hart.

65:50

The ball is sent over by da Silva Dani Alves, save made by Joe Hart.

64:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wayne Rooney on David Luiz. Direct free kick taken by David Luiz.

63:45

Moreira Jean produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

60:54 Substitution

Substitution Moreira Jean on for Joe Paulo Paulinho.

60:54

Effort from deep inside the area by Claro Adriano misses to the left of the goal.

59:33 Substitution

Substitution James Milner replaces Danny Welbeck.

59:33

Assist on the goal came from Jack Wilshere.

59:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Frank Lampard - England 2 - 1 Brazil Frank Lampard grabs a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. England 2-1 Brazil.

58:15

Steven Gerrard has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

54:30

Corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line, Gary Cahill takes a shot. Save by Soares Julio Cesar. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard, save made by Soares Julio Cesar.

50:07

Rodrigues Lucas Moura gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leighton Baines. Leighton Baines restarts play with the free kick.

49:09

Effort from 18 yards by Guedes Fred.

47:57

Assist on the goal came from Rodrigues Lucas Moura.

47:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Guedes Fred - England 1 - 1 Brazil Guedes Fred gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. England 1-1 Brazil.

45:55

Shot by Steven Gerrard. Save by Soares Julio Cesar. Effort from inside the area by Jack Wilshere misses to the right of the goal. Free kick awarded for a foul by da Silva Dani Alves on Jack Wilshere. Frank Lampard takes the free kick.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Gaucho Ronaldinho leaves the field to be replaced by Rodrigues Lucas Moura.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Marcos Arouca joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nascimento Ramires.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Brazil) makes a substitution, with Guedes Fred coming on for Clemente Luis Fabiano.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Leighton Baines replaces Ashley Cole.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Frank Lampard on for Tom Cleverley.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

43:31

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save by Soares Julio Cesar.

41:56

Unfair challenge on Tom Cleverley by da Silva Dani Alves results in a free kick. Tom Cleverley takes the direct free kick.

41:21

Wayne Rooney has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

40:14

Junior Neymar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Glen Johnson. Direct free kick taken by Gary Cahill.

39:24

Centre by Clemente Luis Fabiano, Glen Johnson makes a clearance.

39:10

The ball is sent over by Emboaba Oscar.

37:35

Unfair challenge on Wayne Rooney by David Luiz results in a free kick. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

36:46

Close range shot by Junior Neymar goes wide of the left-hand post.

32:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Luiz by Danny Welbeck. David Luiz takes the direct free kick.

29:43

Clemente Luis Fabiano produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. Blocked by Gary Cahill.

26:02

The assist for the goal came from Theo Walcott.

26:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Wayne Rooney - England 1 - 0 Brazil Wayne Rooney grabs a goal from just outside the area low into the middle of the goal. England 1-0 Brazil.

25:50

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save by Soares Julio Cesar.

25:23

Shot from just outside the box by Glen Johnson goes over the crossbar.

24:36

Corner from the left by-line taken by Steven Gerrard, save made by Soares Julio Cesar.

22:43

Shot by Ashley Cole from outside the box goes over the target.

21:30

Close range effort by Danny Welbeck clears the crossbar.

20:50

The assistant referee signals for offside against Clemente Luis Fabiano. Joe Hart takes the indirect free kick.

19:44

Foul by Emboaba Oscar on Tom Cleverley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.

18:41

Junior Neymar produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

18:30 Penalty

Penalty taken by Gaucho Ronaldinho is saved by Joe Hart. England 0-0 Brazil.

17:37

The referee gives a against Jack Wilshere for handball.

17:18

Clemente Luis Fabiano takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Glen Johnson.

12:10

Shot by Junior Neymar from 18 yards. Gary Cahill gets a block in.

11:20

Shot from just outside the box by Emboaba Oscar goes over the bar.

9:12

Corner taken by Steven Gerrard, Foul by Wayne Rooney on Nascimento Ramires, free kick awarded. Soares Julio Cesar restarts play with the free kick.

7:23

The offside flag is raised against Clemente Luis Fabiano. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Hart.

4:48

Gaucho Ronaldinho takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

3:58

Jack Wilshere challenges da Silva Dani Alves unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by da Silva Dani Alves.

3:14

Outswinging corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the right by-line, clearance made by Nascimento Ramires.

1:31

Steven Gerrard takes a corner.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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