Wilshere Like Pirlo
West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini claims Jack Wilshere ‘has the same characteristics as Andrea Pirlo’.
Wilshere is looking to relaunch his career at West Ham after several, injury-hit campaigns with Arsenal, and Pellegrini gave the former Serie A target a glowing endorsement, comparing him to the former Juventus and Milan playmaker. “A lot of you will remember Juventus around four or five years ago, they played with one holding midfielder,” The Telegraph quotes the Chilean as saying at a Press conference. “It was Pirlo. And Pirlo is the same as Jack. He has the same characteristics as Jack. “I think that Jack Wilshere must play as Jack Wilshere. He is not a defensive midfielder to hold the line. “He is a midfielder more comfortable when he comes out from our side and not receiving the ball back from the other goal. “You must leave him to play alone, the play the moment, to receive the ball because he is going to make things happen. “I think everyone praised Jack Wilshere not just for one game because if he could play in a normal shape without injury, he was always a player who makes a difference because he is a different player. “I am sure (we will see that Wilshere again) because he is just 26 years old. Because he knows better how he must manage his physical work, so as not to be injured. “This season we are working with him from July 1, 40 to 50 days, and he’s not having any problems. “He just has to recover his trust in what he can do. Maybe his career was not all his top (form), because he had a lot of injuries. “So I think at this moment we must give him trust, let him play, because I repeat what I said: he is a different player and he will do it.”