Rooney will be ready
Wednesday, 30 May, 2012
Wayne Rooney says he will train hard ahead of Euro 2012.
Wayne Rooney has expressed his delight at being in Roy Hodgson's Euro 2012 squad despite being suspended for the first two group games.
The Manchester United striker has joined up with the England squad at their Hertfordshire training base ahead of Saturday's match against Belgium, at Wembley.
He said: "I've had a rest and I probably needed that. Being in the squad feels good. It's a few weeks before I can play so I will aim to do some good training to be ready if needed.
"It is important I do my training right. I have had a long time to think about missing the first games; it's disappointing but something I've dealt with and I am looking forward to the first game for the rest of the lads and hoping we can get something out of that.
"You don't know if a new manager will have you in his plans so it was nice to know that I am.
"We are in a tough group so we have to be focused in every game and take each game as it comes. We have a lot of young players which is good so we should be fresh with lots of energy."