England Fans Are All In Agreement With Shearer On What He Said About Shelvey
Gareth Southgate is set to name his England World Cup squad this week, and if it was up to Alan Shearer a certain Newcastle United star would be making the trip to Russia.
Enter Jonjo Shelvey.
The 26-year-old has starred for Newcastle this season, and he continued his influential role in Sunday's Premier League victory against Chelsea.
Man of the Match @NUFC's Jonjo Shelvey
Completed 55/73 passes
1 assist (3rd in PL this season)
3 shots, 1 on target pic.twitter.com/MGnBeGVB6C
- Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) May 13, 2018
His performances have many tipping him for an England call-up including Shearer.
On 'Match of the Day', the Geordie hero said: "I would have him in my squad.
"I'm not saying he should start, but if England want to chase a game and put someone on to try and find that special pass in behind into the path of a forward, then he can do it.
"We've made mistakes in the past with England taking players you can't rely on because of injury."
While comparing Shelvey's situation to Arsenal's Jack Wilshere who has only 12 starts in England's top flight.
"When I compare it with Jack Wilshere - he's had 12 Premier League starts this season and it's a huge gamble again and I don't think England can take too many gambles and I don't think he (Shelvey) would be a gamble."
England fans up and down the country agreed with Shearer's sentiment on Shelvey.
Leave Wiltshire and Livermore at home for me. Shelvey has to go on current form, he has a wand of a right foot. We don't have the CM to unluck defences anymore. He may not be a starter but would offer something different in the tighter games where we need a killer pass.
- :flag_ua: jase skinner :flag_ua: (@jaseskinner) May 13, 2018
Shearer is 100% right on motd, it would be a joke if wilshere goes to the World Cup and shelvey doesn't
- Jack (@WayT00Much) May 13, 2018
Good words about shelvey from shearer hope the FA are watching this
- dan (@danielmaddison5) May 13, 2018
Shearer bang on shelvey > Wilshere for me
- James Lloyd (@James1Lloyd) May 13, 2018
For the first time in my life i agree with Alan Shearer. Wilshere should not go to the worl cup, and Shelvey should.
- َ (@ljftbl) May 13, 2018
Shearer's spot on there. Shelvey vs Wilshere for a world cup place shouldn't even be close. Shelvey, by fucking miles, offers more.
- Captain Arsebiscuits (@caparsebiscuits) May 13, 2018
Wilshere or Shelvey? Who do you want to see in Southgate's 23-man squad?
Let us know.