– England was defeated by their Scandinavian
– Wayne Rooney discloses manager’s words after the
– The captain reacts to the defeat
England captain Wayne Rooney speaks after one of the
worst defeats in their history.
England have crashed out of Euro 2016 after a 1-2 loss to
minnows, Iceland in the last game of the round-of-16.
Wayne Rooney put the Three Lions ahead from the spot
kick after just four minutes into the game but their
celebration was short lived as Ragnar Sigurdsson equalized
two minutes later.
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Iceland went ahead through Kolbeinn Sigthorsson in the
19th minute after Joe Hart could not handle the number
nine’s low shot as it went into the back of the net.
Iceland’s Ragnar Sigurdsson scores
Seaking after the game, Rooney noted: “I feel disappointed,
gutted, it’s a hard one to take. We had a good chance of
going through and after such a good start, conceding two
sloppy goals, we’re disappointed”.
As the striker revealed how Roy Hodgson broke the news of
his resignation, Rooney insisted: “He told us after the game,
he went round all the players and as a group of players we
appreciate what he’s done, he gave a lot of these players
their debut and you can’t forget that.”
The Manchester United star continued: “I think it’s hard to
see it now but the future is bright, going back to tonight it’s
a tough one to take, it’ll take a bit of time for sure but we’ll
have to try and dust ourselves off as quick as we can and
move on. “
He stressed: “I said before the tournament I’m proud to
play for England, I’m interested and excited to see who the
next manager is and if selected I’m available to play.”