Fabio Capello believes he has found the ideal position for Wayne Rooney
After three days of unwanted headlines, Rooney got some for the right reasons after ending a 12-month wait for an England goal to set the Three Lions on their way to an impressive 3-1 win over Switzerland in Basle.
Rooney's contribution followed on from his impressive effort in the demolition of Bulgaria at Wembley on Friday - though that came before his personal life became the subject of potentially damaging allegations.
Both displays justified Capello's decision to let Rooney occupy a deep-lying position just in front of England's two central midfielders, a role he feels the 24-year-old is perfectly suited to.
played very well," said Capello.
"(Mentally) he was okay and scoring the goal helped too. This position is good for him. It is easy for him to get into positions to shoot."