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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Rooney to have United’s testimonial next summer

Big stars are known for their genericity and longest association playing for a side and when we are talking about who has the guts to help the needy, English players come on the top. Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney could be the next one after David Beckham to do the honor for needy people as reported by the leading sports daily. According to club insides, United will be hosting a testimonial to honor its skipper’s twelve years association with the club and Rooney, reportedly wants to celebrate his longest association with a friendlier primarily with Everton. Proceeds coming out of the game will be given to a number of charities who have long been associated with number of good causes including club’s own charity arm: The Manchester United foundation. This is noteworthy that 30-year-old is not in good form these days and manager van Gaal not even wants to talk about his form showing great respect for the Three Lions skipper. Reacting over the testimonial news, Rooney showed his pleasure being so honored by the club and said, “I would like to thank everyone involved in making this testimonial become a reality. Most of all I want to thank the fans for all their incredible support for me and the team since I joined the club.

“The match night will obviously be special for me and my family but I hope it will be a night of celebration for all involved and that we can also deliver one or two surprises. Most of all I hope the fans will come out in force and help raise as much money as possible for these amazing charities, all of which are very close to my heart for different reasons.”

Close club insiders also claim that Rooney wants Cristiano Ronaldo to play for his former side, though, nothing official has until been revealed either from Red Devils or from Ronaldo, but it looks like Portuguese would play in the game for obvious reasons. Club vice chairman Ed Woodward said talking about the friendlier, “I am delighted that United fans will be able to celebrate Wayne’s amazing years at the club in this way.

“From his sensational debut hat-trick to the latest of his 236 goals, he has been a central figure in what has been one of the most successful periods in the club’s history, winning everything from the Club World Cup, through to the Champions League and League Cup to his five Premier League titles. Wayne has selected good causes very close to his heart and the club is delighted to play its part, in providing Old Trafford as a fitting stage for such a game.”