Excited Rooney Ignores Critics

RooneyEng_3094203Wayne Rooney says the current England squad is the best he has been a part of and one he feels Italy should be scared of.

It is now just a day until the Three Lions’ World Cup campaign kicks-off a thousand miles up the River Amazon in Manaus.

Italy are the opponents in the Group D opener, two years after they knocked England out of their last match at a major international tournament.

An inspired display from Andrea Pirlo helped the Azzurri win their Euro 2012 quarter-final clash, with the fact the match even got to penalties more than a little fortuitous for Roy Hodgson’s side.

Rooney is among the six starters from that game in Kiev to have made it into this World Cup squad – one which the Manchester United striker believes is better than any of the previous four he has been involved with at major tournaments.

“I think it is exciting,” he said. “I think the younger players in the team bring a lot of energy and excitement and it is great to be a part of.

“I think, probably, it is the best squad of players I’ve been involved with since I’ve been with England.

“It is great to be a part of and I am looking forward to this tournament and the future with England – it certainly looks bright.”- Sportinglife

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