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By ESPN Staff
Feb 9, 2011

England must learn - Bendtner

Nicklas Bendtner has urged England to learn the lessons from Theo Walcott when handling the progress of Jack Wilshere, who will make his full debut in the friendly international in Denmark.

Walcott was chosen for the 2006 World Cup as a 17-year-old before having played a Premier League game for Arsenal, and then overlooked for the 2010 tournament. England head coach Fabio Capello has since admitted it was a mistake not to take Walcott to South Africa and now has the future of another Gunners youngster in his hands.

Bendtner said: ''I have my own theories on how Theo Walcott was treated by England. I don't want to get too much into that because it will probably just get me in trouble.

''But Theo can be a lesson for the way you treat Jack. It's important to take it easy and realise he is a kid. He's still young, even though he seems very mature and seems like he has played a long time.''

Bendtner has no doubt that team-mate Wilshere will become a star player for his country if treated in the right manner.

He said: ''Jack is developing all the time. He is still young and he will keep developing and getting better for five or six years still. Young players are always put under a lot of pressure very early in England. You always throw players around really quickly.

''Jack has got potential, he is a grounded lad and he can be a great, great player for England.''

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