WORLD CUP 2010: US keeper Marcus Hahnemann reveals he fears Wayne Rooney - video

09 June 2010 08:38
Bring on England: Marcus Hahnemann has World Cup fever

US keeper Marcus Hahnemann has revealed he's more relieved than sorry that LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham won't be at the World Cup - but that he fears Wayne Rooney more than any other England player.

The Wolves keeper and former Sportsmail columnist admitted he 'would carry bags to go the World Cup,' but will have to be on top form when his country face England in their opening match this weekend.

He said: ''England have so many good players and stars.

'It's going to be a toughgame no matter what team they pick.

'You just go through the list, andCapello has got quite a handful when it comes to team selection.

'Mostnational team managers would want that sort of choice.

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'US fans will be a little bit relieved! that David Beckham won't be there but everytime I've played against Wayne Rooney, he's runmore than anybody.

'His workrate is second to none. He's got thestrength, the power, the speed, the skill and the finishing of the bestin the world.'

The 37-year-old believes Joe Hart should be England's No 1 keeper following a superb season for Birmingham.

'I'd go for the new kid, Joe Hart. I've watched him play a lot this year. Robert Green is a super goalkeeper but hasn't had his best season. I think Joe Hart is one the reasons why Birmingham did so well.'

Hahnemann also revealed he and the rest of the squad would be relaxing by playing X-Box games - and that each room would have a TV for this very purpose.

And he warned: 'If we don't have a console and EA SPORTS' FIFA World Cup set up then there will be some serious butts being kicked by me!'EA SPORTS 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is available now on all formats (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and PSP) -

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Source: Daily_Mail