The released Arsenal midfielder was dumped by England coach Gareth Southgate for this summer’s World Cup.Despite reaching the quarterfinals, Giles wrote for the Irish Independent: “England caught a break in a penalty shoot-out and now they can realistically think about a semi-final place in the World Cup finals. It’s that kind of tournament.
“For a long part of this game England had to be no more than organised to stay in control of the game. Colombia offered nothing in attack and allowed Harry Maguire and John Stones to play the ball out of their own area without pressure.
“In contrast, England could do nothing to break them down and while they had plenty of energy and enthusiasm, they had nobody to link things up.
“I wonder was Jack Wilshere sitting watching this somewhere because if life had spun differently for him, he is the type of player Southgate so badly needs.”