Date: 20th June 2010 at 12:20pm
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After the disappointment of Friday evening, the nation needs Wayne Rooney to come good.

Prophecies that this could be his tournament have fallen by the wayside and seemed to be wide of the mark, question marks about his fitness have also surfaced, but Fabio Capello has been quick to dismiss these, commenting,

“Rooney is certainly fit. In training you have to send him to the dressing room.”

“Every time, he wants to stay on the pitch longer than all the other players.”

“He is perfect when it comes down to fitness. It is not a problem of fitness; it is a problem of the mind.”


Ouch, some accusation there Fabio! Perhaps you should give Sir Alex a call about how to get the best out of our nations` gem.

Continuing though, Fabio dropped a hint that Rooney`s selection for the crucial game, against Slovenia, isn`t guaranteed, further remarking,

“Rooney is not untouchable and I can also change things during the game.”

Please don`t tell me he intends pairing Crouch and Defoe as the England train appears to be coming off the rails!

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