Passed Rooney speaks of ‘difficult period’
Wayne Rooney will be Tuesday night not in the basis are in England, that it is in the world cup qualification against Slovenia. The captain admits that he through a difficult period in his career.
According to interim coach Gareth Southgate is a tactical decision for Rooney to pass and it has nothing to do with his form.
Saturday during the 2-0 victory over Malta played Rooney, a moderate match as a defensive midfielder in a 4-2-3-1 system. By parts of the public was the top scorer of all times of England even uitgefloten.
“It is no shame to be in this team sitting on the sofa”, said Rooney in 117 international matches 53 times scored. “I can’t deny that I’m in a difficult period.”
At his club, Manchester United began the 30-year-old attacker in the last three duels on the bank. “Hear that sound sometimes in football,” said Rooney Monday at a press conference.
“I must continue to work hard. When I am needed for my club or my country, I have to make sure that I am ready for it.”
Rooney is in Slovenia replaced by Eric Animal of Tottenham Hotspur. Southgate: “I’ve analyzed how Slovenia plays and have the profile of my society accordingly.”
“It wasn’t an easy decision, because I have a lot of respect Rooney.”
Rooney was already well known after the world cup 2018 in Russia to want to stop as international. “I have thirteen years of non-stop for my country played, and I have given everything. There comes a time when you are no longer the first name the coach at the chalkboard, such as that in the past was the case.”
The match between Slovenia and England starting Tuesday night at 20.45 hours.