FOOTBALL hacks have cautioned against over-hyping James Wilson, probably the most brilliant footballer of this or any generation.
Martin Bishop of the Mail on Sunday said: “We shouldn’t jump to conclusions based on what was basically a reserve-team friendly, but if James Wilson isn’t England captain by June then I’m personally putting Roy Hodgson’s head on a spike.”
Daily Express writer Roy Hobbs said: “It’s important not to overreact, but Wilson has to go to Brazil, if not in the starting eleven then as manager.
“Failing that, he should be made chairman of the FA, or possibly Duke of Edinburgh.”
“Without wanting to put too much pressure on his shoulders, if Wilson hasn’t single-handedly won us the greatest football accolade by the time he’s 20, he’s an acutely pathetic failure.”