Wednesday 11 Jul
Updated Wednesday 11 Jul 17:00

Wilshere backs England in Croatia battle

Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere believes England have what it takes to reach their first World Cup final since 1966 when they take on Croatia on Wednesday evening.

The 26-year-old, who has 34 caps for his country, will be watching on from the Hammers' training camp in Switzerland, hoping that Gareth Southgate's men can do the business.

With the opposition able to call upon the likes of Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, Wilshere knows they are full of quality, but he says England can keep their momentum rolling to set up a clash with France on Sunday.

"I hope it's coming home!" he said. "We have a big game against Croatia, who are going to make it difficult for us. Everyone’s talking about it being their time with their golden generation.

"They’ve got great players, especially in midfield so we have to win the midfield battle and then we’ve got players who can score at any time.

"If we get through that we’re in the final and everyone knows that anything can happen in a final."