Jack Wilshere was given his first start of the Euros against Slovakia and his lack of playing time showed.
The midfielder, who was benched in favour of Spurs’ Dele Alli during the first couple of Euro group matches, misplaced a total of eight passes, only won one tackle and failed to create anything in the first half that he was on the pitch.
Jack Wilshere's game by numbers:
8 misplaced passes
1 tackle won
0 chances created
0 shots pic.twitter.com/GNZmsAYX9K
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) June 20, 2016
In the second half, England boss, Roy Hodgson, subbed him off in the 56th minute.
It’s a tricky one because without regular playing time, it’s difficult for Jack to improve but considering how important these matches are, it’s a risk to continue starting him if someone else can do a better job, which they almost certainly can at this point in time.
England came second in Group B, making it through to the next stages despite the 0-0 draw.
Here’s two minute of Jack’s ‘highlights’ v Slovakia.