Fabio Capello is convinced that Manchester United Phil Jones can improve this season in to a great player, just like Jack Wilshere last term.
The England boss is to announce the squad for next month’s Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Wales and has revealed that Jones is in contention. Similar to Jones, Wilshere awaited the call a year ago for his first Three Lions call up, however he missed out at that time; however Capello knew it wouldn’t be long till Wilshere joined up with that national squad.
Capello watched Jones perform in the middle of United’s defence in their convincing 3-0 win over Tottenham on Monday, and he is certain that England have another star in the making.
“Jones is a talent like Wilshere,” said Capello.
“He is the player who has played well at every level. He always wants the ball.
“It is not easy to find a player who is so young that can play with so much confidence.”