The coach of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, has said that it was very difficult for Wayne Rooney to give his best in the Euro Cup 2012. He said that he didn’t go into the quarter final match with enough practice. Rooney has been criticized a lot due to his poor performance in the quarter final match against Italy.
Rooney wasn’t able to play in the first two group matches against France and Sweden due to the suspension. He returned to play the third match against Ukraine and scored a goal in that match. But, in the quarter final match against Italy, his performance was not up to the mark. England lost that match against Italy. Ferguson said that Rooney is that kind of a player who needs two or three matches to get into his groove. If he would have played in all the three group matches, his performance against Italy might not be as poor as it was. So, he should not be blamed much. On being asked about the hype around Rooney, Ferguson said that the great players always have hype around them, but, they must know how to deal with it.
Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney himself has said that the Euro Cup is history now and he wants to concentrate on the upcoming season. He said that a player can’t give his best in every match. The match against Italy was one of those matches in which he was not able to perform according to his potential. He is feeling very sorry not to have stood up to the expectations of the people of his country. It obviously was pretty disappointing, but, he wants to forget that match now. As per Rooney, he just wants to concentrate on his role for Manchester United at the moment.