After his stirring performance for England on Sunday, Jack Wilshere revealed he had a new source of inspiration. He had been watching a documentary about Paul Gascoigne and seeing footage of the young Gazza taking Italia 90 by storm, the Arsenal man had tried to play against Slovenia as the then Newcastle midfielder did in that tournament.
He tried to be bold, to attack without fear, to play his natural game. And the result was two coruscating goals, one of which was as good as any by an England player in a decade. He owed Gazza for those, he said. He dedicated them to the former maestro.
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