Jack Wilshere reveals the thought of having his children watch him play spurred him on during tough and lonely solo fitness sessions last summer as a free agent – after he scored his first goal in three YEARS for Bournemouth
- A desire for his youngest kids to see him play helped drive Jack Wilshere on
- He trained alone in an attempt to revive his career after leaving West Ham
- Ex-Arsenal man re-joined Bournemouth last week and scored in 2-1 FA Cup win
A desire for his youngest kids to see him play football helped drive Jack Wilshere on as he trained alone on a muddy field in an attempt to revive his career.
Wilshere admitted he found it tough and was in a lonely place when he was trying to keep himself fit in solo sessions after leaving West Ham in October.
Wilshere, 29, was without a club until he re-joined Bournemouth last week though the one-time England midfielder insists he never thought about abandoning his comeback bid.
A desire for his youngest kids to see him play helped drive Jack Wilshere on in his comeback. Pictured the Bournemouth midfielder with his four children at Christmas last year
Wilshere admitted he found it tough training alone prior to re-joining Bouremouth last week
Ex-Arsenal man Wilshere trained in a local park after being released by West Ham last summer
‘My kids seeing me play was one of the reasons why, which inspired me during the tough times in the park and on my own training,’ said Wilshere, who scored against Crawley on Tuesday to help Bournemouth into the FA Cup fifth round.
‘I’ve got two older kids who came down before and watched me play here but my other two kids are two and one. I don’t think the one-year-old has seen me play a game of football.
‘I wanted him to experience that as well and I’m delighted that it’s here at Bournemouth. It’s a great stadium when fans are allowed back and hopefully they are this season.
‘It can be a lonely place when it’s chucking it down with rain and you’re in the middle of a field in Hatfield on a pitch that’s basically all mud.
‘But it can inspire you to come back and not show everyone what I can do and prove myself all over again but prove to myself and the people that believed in me throughout my whole career, my family, my wife, my kids.’
Wilshere first burst on to the scene 12 years ago as a 16-year-old talent at the Gunners