Fabio hails Rooney displays
13 Oct 2008 - 07:42:05
England head coach Fabio Capello has hailed the return to goalscoring form of Wayne Rooney, who has scored three times in his last two outings for the national team.
The 22-year-old Manchester United ace netted once in the 4-1 victory in Croatia, before scoring twice in the 5-1 thrashing of Kazakhstan at Wembley at the weekend.
Capello said afterwards: "Wayne Rooney is in fantastic form at the moment.
"He is scoring a lot of goals and his movement and pace are excellent. He runs, he comes back to win the ball. He does everything.
"He is an example to the other players, but it is possible for him to be better.
"I spoke with him when I first became England manager and told him technically he was very good.
"There are no problems with the head or feet, but when he arrives in front of the goal, sometimes he shoots too quickly.
"He has to be more patient, take things more slowly and understand what is happening around him. Then he will get more goals."
Meanwhile, Capello is waiting to see whether skipper John Terry is available to face Belarus, with the centre-half having missed the weekend action due to a back problem.
The Italian added: "I have time to decide whether to play a holding midfielder in Belarus, but first we have to wait and see whether John Terry will play."