ROO: BE CAREFUL WITH YOUNG PLAYERS
Embattled Three Lions forward has come out to defend his addition to the English squad for the summer tournament. Rooney has come under intense scrutiny of late as he returns from a knee injury that has kept him out for weeks.
The striker knows his position is not certain especially with calls for impressive strikers such as Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and others to lead the attack in the summer campaign.
Wayne admitted he has to fight for his position but warned folks pushing for inexperienced players to take over the English team. He is odds-on to make the squad for Euro 2016, but if you fancy using a bonus code for betting then you can get odds as high as 2/1. He should make the squad.
Rooney said: "As I have said throughout my career at Man United and England I never taken my place for granted. Obviously you want to play, and it is great that competition is there. The quality we have got, it is exciting to be part of it. I can't wait to get fit and be back out there with the lads. It is something I enjoy doing and I want to keep doing and I want to keep going and get ready.”
When quizzed on the competition for his spot in the team, he said: "It excited me. First of all I want England to be successful and win trophies. Obviously, it is great that I can be a part of that and it is an opportunity for us to do really well this summer and obviously the decision is down to Roy Hodgson but I want to be there and be involved and help and lead this team to being successful.”
He cautioned for a sustained push at balance in the squad. Rooney said: “You need to be a bit careful. There are so many of them who have not been to a tournament. You can get away with one player like that. With a lot of young players in the squad it is important that the likes of me and Joe Hart, Gary Cahill can give advice and help them feel more comfortable on the pitch."