Jack Wilshere insists leaving West Ham was the right choice and still has a lot to offer at the age of 28
‘There’s nothing more exhausting than knowing you’re not going to play’: Jack Wilshere insists leaving West Ham was the right decision and that he still has plenty to offer at 28
- Jack Wilshere had prematurely ended his £ 100,000 a week contract with West Ham
- The midfielder insisted that he had to leave because he needed regular playing time
- Ex-Arsenal man is currently training at a local park while looking for a new club
- At the age of 28, he is confident that he can revive his career and play an important role somewhere
Jack Wilshere has insisted that he has no regrets leaving West Ham and is convinced that his injury problems are over and that at 28 he still has plenty to offer.
The former Arsenal star, who appeared on the scene as an exciting 16-year-old talent, is looking for a new club after his £ 100,000-a-week contract with West Ham ended by mutual consent after just 19 appearances. over two seasons.
Wilshere has struggled with injuries and fitness issues throughout his career, and the general consensus is that this has prevented him from reaching his full potential.
Jack Wilshere has insisted that leaving West Ham was the right move for his career
Entering the peak years of his career, the 28-year-old said he had no choice to leave West Ham as his prospects for normal playtime were slim.
Speak against The BBC On his departure from Hammers, Wilshere said: “ People will say what they want and footballers will be well paid, but nothing is more exhausting and undermines your confidence more than knowing you’re not going to play, whatever you do in training, or what the other players do, even if you lose 3-0, you don’t get a chance. ‘
“I didn’t want to be around and in that area.”
Wilshere is currently training at a local park while looking for a new club after his release
Wilshere is currently training at a local park to stay in shape while looking for his next club, which he admitted could even be outside of Europe.
“It is important to find a club where I will play, to be an important player and to be happy,” he said.
‘I don’t want to rush anything. It has to be the right team in the right country. I am open to Europe or wherever. ‘
And the midfielder believes he can still make a big impact if he stays fit and revitalizes his career.
He suffered from numerous fitness issues throughout his career, playing for West Ham only 19 times
Wilshere first came on the scene 12 years ago as a 16-year-old talent at Arsenal
He added, ‘People forget that I’m 28. Everyone thinks I’m 30 or 31, probably because I started when I was 16. That’s been 12 years ago, which is a long time in football, ‘said Wilshere.
‘In my head I have been fit for a long time, but at the same time I haven’t played any games. People have probably forgotten. But there is a difference between being fully fit and playing games.
‘I’ve been completely fit for a while, but without games you can’t get up to speed and you don’t get the minutes you need. In a year’s time I would like to have 20-25 games behind me at a new club and look forward to the future.
‘I feel like I have a lot more to give. I just want to get the chance to show it. ‘
At 28, he’s confident that he can still make an impact if he stays fit and gets the chance