‘Shake our heads’: Ally McCoist couldn't believe what ‘brilliant’ Newcastle man did in first World Cup outing
Gareth Southgate’s side put in one of the performances of the tournament so far.
England put six past their opening opponents without getting into top gear, and set a marker for the tournament.
After shock defeats for Germany and Argentina already, no opponents in Qatar can be taken for granted.
Kieran Trippier had a brilliant game at right-back.
Despite Kyle Walker declaring himself fit to face the USA, he might struggle to get into the team.
Kane is also expected to be fit, but Southgate could start Wilson if he has worries over his fitness.
After Wilson’s cameo against Iran, McCoist admitted he couldn’t believe Wilson passed to Jack Grealish for England’s final goal.
McCoist couldn’t believe Wilson passed to Grealish
The ITV commentator and TalkSPORT pundit was speaking about the match this morning.
He brought up England’s final goal and said: “I’m sitting having a bite to eat with [Ian Wright] Wrighty, and we’re watching it [the England game].
“Callum Wilson gets put through for Grealish’s goal, he squares it to Grealish, and before Grealish finishes it, Wrighty looks at me, I look at him, and we both shake our head.
“He goes, ‘We’re never passing that, are we?’.
“To be fair to Callum Wilson it was brilliant, wasn’t it? I mean he just looked up, I’m thinking to myself, first tournament, first big opportunity he’s got to have a shot at goal.
“But he didn’t, he took totally the correct option.”
Chris Sutton believes that Southgate would have loved Wilson’s unselfishness in front of goal.
His teammate Nick Pope has already said he thinks Wilson will be very difficult to play against at the World Cup.
After McCoist’s disbelief that Wilson passed to Grealish, the forward will be hoping he gets another chance to score his first World Cup goal.
He may not get another opportunity to play in football’s biggest tournament.
It would be the perfect reward for a fantastic start to the season if Wilson got a goal in Qatar.
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