Capello ponders Rooney role
20 Jun 2010 - 10:55:45
England head coach Fabio Capello has admitted that he needs to try and find an answer to Wayne Rooney's below-par displays in the opening two games of the World Cup finals.
Rooney has struggled against both the USA and Algeria and was in the news for an outburst at the final whistle of a drab goalless draw with the Desert Rats on Friday evening.
Capello told reporters: "He is completely fit. He has trained and he has been on the pitch for as long as any other player. He is perfect.
"The problem is in the mind. I know this.
"I was a player. I remember these moments. In the mind you are okay, then you get to the pitch."
"Wayne is a good player. He is always dangerous for the opposition because of his movement and general play.
"I know he gave the ball away a lot yesterday and some of his passes were not good, but he is still an important player."