Lionheart Kevin Davies backs Jack Wilshere's England stance
7:00am Saturday 12th October 2013 in Sport
Wilshere sparked debate after being asked if it would be right for new Manchester United teenage sensation Adnan Januzaj to be selected despite being born in Belgium and only moving to England within the last few years – something he said he did not agree with.
The 21-year-old former Whites loanee has since explained he is not against footballers who grew up in England being selected.
And Davies, who says he had the opportunity to play for Scotland before earning an England cap in 2010, sympathises with his view.
The striker who left the Reebok in the summer after 10 years with Wanderers told Sky Sports News Radio: “Jack has fuelled the debate on Januzaj. But he’s here to work, not one of his parents or grandparents are English, he’s literally here just to play football for a few years. I don’t think that’s enough to qualify to play for England.
“I had the opportunity to play for Scotland, and with Davies you think there’s a bit of Welsh in there so I could have pursued those avenues, but for me there was no doubt. It’s either England or nothing. I understand where Jack is coming from.”