No concern about Wayne Rooney’s disciplinary record
England manager Roy Hodgson has said he has no concerns about striker Wayne Rooney’s disciplinary record.
Manchester United star has been sent off twice in his career with the national team, but his coach believes his attitude on the pitch has been generally good and will not treat him exceptionally.
The Manchester United striker was most recently sent off against Montenegro in a crucial game of the Euro 2012 qualifier, ultimately being banned for the two first games the Three Lions played in the tournament.
“His disciplinary record actually, ignoring that occasion [Montenegro] which he paid dearly for, has been very good”, Hodgson told Sky Sports.
“I will be speaking to all the players. Away matches at this level of football require a lot of discipline, not only tactical discipline but also mental”.
“But I won’t be singling out Wayne for that. He has not let me down as a player so I have no reason to doubt him”, he assured.
The England squad meets up on Monday to prepare World Cup qualifier game against San Marino and the 65 year-old does not expect to find any confidence problems in Rooney, despite having been left out in the crucial Champions League game against Real Madrid.
“He’s scoring goals isn’t he? There’s no reason for his confidence to be fragile. He’s played so many games, he’s so experienced.” He concluded.