The striker was bring injuries.
Wayne Rooney has actually confessed he should not have gone to the 2006 World Cup.
England‘s all-time record goalscorer was a major pre-tournament doubt after breaking 3 metatarsals betting Manchester United
However, after getting fit in time, he then tore a groin in training and, instead of yield defeat, fought on.
Wayne Rooney states he would not go to the World Cup if provided the possibility once again (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Composing in the Sunday Times, he stated of his recovery from the foot injury: “The next day was my first training session with theteam I do not think anybody understands this, however we were running round the training pitch for the warm-up and there was aball I could not withstand.
” I strike it from the midway line, attempting to strike the crossbar and felt my groin tear. I understood immediately. I was: ‘Oh, f ****** hell.’
“I got one of the physios to work quietly on it every day. I was taking painkillers. I didn’t want to say anything because a lot of people had put a lot of work into getting me fit. I didn’t report the injury until the tournament was over – and there was a 6cm tear in my groin.”
Rooney’s World Cup ended with a red card in England’s quarter-final loss to Portugal.
He added: “Looking back, I should never ever have gone to that WorldCup In the exact same position once again, I ‘d rule myself out– which’s why if the Euros were going on this summer I ‘d have stated to Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford that if they were having a hard time in any way, not to press it.
“Of course it’s hindsight. Back then I was 20, it was my first World Cup and there was so much expectation on me.”