ROONEY HAILS TEAM
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has hailed the team split within the team by saying that it has never been better under various managers in the past.
They have recently appointed manager Roy Hodgson has the replacement for Fabio Capello. Despite having only one month with the national team, the former West Brom manager has been doing extremely well in his role.
He has overseen two wins over Sweden and Ukraine, while the other group match against France has finished as a draw. England will be going into the quarter-final match against Italy as the group winners.
England will be extremely high on confidence knowing that they can reach the semifinals of the competition with yet another impressive performance.
England striker Wayne Rooney scored his first international goal at a major tournament since Euro 2004. He has said that he is extremely delighted to score the goal against Ukraine that helped England top the group.
This also had a significant impact on the semi-final draw because England avoided the prospect of facing current world champions Spain in the quarter-final stage. Wayne Rooney has said that one of the reasons for the team performing exceptionally well at the Euro 2012 is the new-found team spirit.
“We’re more organised than ever. The lads have been fighting for each other. We want to do this together, so I think we’ve got a great chance. We feel good, we’ve prepared well and we’re really looking forward to it. It was going to be a difficult group so to finish top gives us a lot of confidence. It’s important that we believe in ourselves. We’ve got a great group of players and we’re confident,” said Wayne Rooney, who is once again expected to play a key role in the match against Italy.