Wayne Rooney Accuses Ex – England Players Of Negativity Towards Southgate’s Progress

Wayne Rooney Accuses Ex – England Players Of Negativity Towards Southgate’s Progress

18/11/2018

Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane

Wayne Rooney closed the curtain on his International career in a One-off friendly against USA, two days ago. A game the Three Lions won 3 – 0, but Rooney claims that some of the Ex-England internationals  are not in terms with the development of the team.

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Rooney’s call up was criticised by many Ex England Internationals, with some criticism channeled towards the coach Gareth Southgate but Rooney maintains, he has no bitterness towards the young squad.

“I know there are some ex-players who I’ve spoken to who can’t come to terms with England doing well,” he said.

“That is wrong. I’m not like that. I’m a fan now. I want England to do well. I am proud to have played for England so many times and I always have been.

“I’ve had my time. I am happy with what I’ve contributed to the national team and I look forward now to the next few years and watching this team progress.”

The England national team has so much young talent, but the most prominent of them has been Jadon Sancho  who started alongside Ben Chilwell, Trent Alexander-Arnold against USA.

Sancho was recently awarded Bundesliga Player of the month and also had  an excellent debut for the three Lions, which Rooney admits has made him a big fan.

“I’m not jealous,” he said. “I’m a fan now. I’ve had my time. Are you jealous of me because I’m younger than you? Of course I’m excited for him.

“I’m excited for all of them, I’m excited for England. This is a great opportunity for this group of players to make that next step.

“They’ve already got to a World Cup semi-final, but they can’t sit back and be happy about doing what the 1990 team did.

“They have got the potential to go further. This is a young group of players, but I can see the mentality is right and they’ll be pushing for more.”

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