Interview

Wilshere - Now we want to finish the job

Jack Wilshere was satisfied with the point against Red Star Belgrade on Thursday night, but says the aim now is to finish top of Group H.
 

Our goalless draw was enough to see us through to the round of 32 with two games to spare, and a point in Germany in three weeks' time will confirm our status as group winners.
 
"It's nice to go through, that was the plan before we started this group," Wilshere said after the game. "We knew we had the quality to get out of it and we wanted to do it as soon as possible. Of course we wanted to win the game tonight, but as they say, if you can't win it, don't lose it, so we're not delighted, but we will take it.
 
"We had to wake up in the second half, and I thought we got better. We weren’t as good as we have been in recent performances. I know we've qualified but we still want to do it properly and win the group."
 
Wilshere himself came closest to winning the game, having an effort cleared off the line in the second half.
 
"I thought that was in. Ainsley probably won't be happy with me as I took it off him, but I thought I could score. On another day it could have gone in, but it was great defending."
  
"I think we have to be better when we go to Man City, they are a good team, we know that. We've seen them this year, they are really good, but we will be ready for it. We have got confidence in each other and ourselves and we will go there full of confidence and hopefully get something out of the game."