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Rooney Getting Better And Better

Wayne Rooney has declared 'All I need is a goal' after completing his first 90 minutes since breaking his foot. The Manchester United striker visibly grew as the game went on, maybe this time we will see his importance grow for us and the tough star will guide England to a final win! England were certainly rocked last time we met Portugal (in the Euro's) when Rooney's injury seemed to spell the end of our chances.

He said: 'It was difficult playing on my own up front but I had good support from the midfielders and it worked for us in the end. Overall I think it was a decent performance and we deserved the result. Does playing 90 minutes give me more confidence? If I am being honest, I felt better in the final 30 minutes than the first hour so it is a positive thing for me.'

'Hopefully it will help me for the next game. I don't know how far I am away from being back to my very best but I feel good. I have done well in the two games I've played in. All I need is a goal and hopefully that can come sooner rather than later.'

He also joined David Beckham in saying the most important thing was the result, not the style of play adding 'We've got Portugal next and I hope and know we can raise our game. We haven't really played to our best yet and we are still in the quarter-finals. Against Portugal, we will have to raise our game, I think, to get the right result.'

'We are aware we are not that far away from the final but we know this is where the competition gets really tough and we will have to be at our very best. But I don't think we have struggled so far. We have played four games and have three wins and a draw. I don't think the performances have been as bad as people have made them out to be.'

Maybe England will peak at the right time this tournament, as opposed to what we used to do, ie play a few great games and then blow it?!




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Writer: Cantona Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 26 2006

Time: 10:56AM

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What has Ole Uncle Alex got to say now, Rooney cant play in the WC, think you lost a good physio or doctor in the process. Ruud to Europe and Carrick at Spurs.
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he didnt have a bad game against them he looked abit slow, im sure he will be alright for tomorow
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