Ian Holloway blasts Jack Wilshere attitude

Jack Wilshere of England in action during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifying Group H match between England and Moldova at Wembley Stadium on September 6, 2013
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Ian Holloways slams midfielder Jack Wilshere for his poor attitude during England's World Cup campaign.

Millwall manager Ian Holloway has slammed England midfielder Jack Wilshere's attitude, saying that he could learn a lesson from former teammate Robin van Persie.

The 22-year-old appeared to be angered when substituted by manager Roy Hodgson during his only start of the World Cup against Costa Rica.

Wilshere admitted after the game that he failed to find motivation in what was a contest with little riding on it for the Three Lions.

"He seemed to take Roy Hodgson's decision [to substitute him] as a personal insult," Holloway told The Mirror. "If that wasn't bad enough, he then gave a post-match interview in which he said how hard it had been to motivate himself for the final game of England's World Cup because he hadn't started against either Italy or Uruguay and our fate had already been decided."

"I couldn't believe it. Who the hell does this kid think he is? Van Persie is Holland's main man, but, with the Dutch trailing Mexico, he took Louis van Gaal's decision to replace him with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar without the slightest dissent.

"Technical ability and tactical knowledge are vital if you want to be successful at the highest level, but there are other qualities that are just as important that can't be coached into people."

Holloway took over at Millwall last season after stepping down as manager of Crystal Palace.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar of the Netherlands celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Netherlands and Mexico at Castelao on June 29, 2014
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