Rooney wants to win Euro 2016

English soccer team has ever been the most talked about side no matter what their performance says about their fate and this time when they are unbeatable in the Euro 2016, their exaggeration is on the peak. Like many experts of the game, Wayne Rooney also believes his side can do magic this summer by lifting the Euro title. Knowingly, it has been more than fifty years There Lions won the world cup at home and since they are always struggling to prove they are one of the biggest European sides. Despite the fact that they did not lose a single game this Euro season, they looked like wasting their dominance in last few games by scoring either no goal or lesser number of goals which is itching the Englishman and he believes they can recover out of this problem very soon. This is also a fact that Hodgson made mistake by rotating key players in the game against Slovakia on Monday that’s why they could not win that game else they would have been much stronger on the table.

Talking about the golden opportunity Three Lions have got now and if he is equally pressurized to deliver in front on national expectations, Rooney said, “I have always held a lot of pressure in at previous tournaments, feeling I have to be the one who has to win games and tournaments. But we now have a lot of players who can do that and I am happy to sit in the background and allow the players do that. If I have to be the person to step up and win us games, I will do that. But I am happy with the way it is going and my role in the team. The pressure is on us all to do well but I have always gone into a tournament thinking, ‘if I don’t play at my best I cannot see us winning it’.

“I have come into this tournament and we have players capable of doing magical things. We are different but we have match-winners. We have five or six match-winners in our team and I cannot say we have always had that.”

Talking about the other heavyweights and if he is worried about them, the 30-year-old added, “If this was four years ago and you were saying you have to play France, Spain, Germany, you would have been worried. I think the gap has changed, and not just with ourselves to then teams but with the likes of Wales. Belgium have become a really good team. Italy are doing well, as they always do at tournaments. The gap to get to those teams is not as big.”


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France should give up its Euro 2016 hosting rights: Just Fontaine

Amid severe security thread after France terrorist attacks, soccer world seems to have shaken its confidence that is why several games involving French players or destinations have to be called off for obvious reasons, and guess what, UEFA has taken a confident note of the threat over European firmness over the game. Yes, as per latest news coming from UEFA den, Euro 2016 will go ahead as planned without any change to the venue or time. This is informed by UEFA yesterday after going through the aftermath of recent suicidal attacks on France that claimed at least 150 lives and more than 200 injured including two blasts around the soccer venue. However, there are many who are taking it a brave attempt by the French government as it will provoke the extremists to stringent their plans to target the Europe again. France’s 1958 World Cup star Just Fontaine is first known figure to ask the country to give up the hosting for Euro 2016 amid severe security threat to every team and its players going to impart in the mega soccer event while UEFA has claimed via its website post that they will continue with the scheduled program without any forced changes.

European watchdogs said over their official web portal showing their strict stand against the recent threats, “For over three years now, Euro 2016 SAS has been working closely with the relevant authorities to develop the most appropriate mechanisms in order to guarantee there is a safe and secure tournament and we are confident that the necessary measures will be taken to ensure that is the case for all involved. The Euro final draw will go ahead as scheduled on Dec. 12 at the Palais des Congres in Paris and the final tournament will be played in France from June 10 to July 10, 2016.

“Following the dramatic events that occurred last Friday in Paris, UEFA and Euro 2016 SAS wish to reaffirm their commitment in placing safety and security at the centre of their organisational plans.”

While Fontaine said supporting his advice to call off the event on French soil, “Any other country could stage, but we cannot. I think France should forego the tournament. I am very afraid that this black Friday could be repeated. I think we cannot guarantee the safety that is required to host such a big event. It is simply too dangerous. Do you really think that people are going to go to the Stade de France in future?”