Rooney remains confident
Thursday, 18 October, 2012
Striker still believes England will top their qualifying group
Wayne Rooney insists England can still be confident of reaching the World Cup Finals in Brazil, even though their performance during a 1-1 draw against Poland was not completely up to scratch.
Rooney opened the scoring in Warsaw for his 32nd strike in an England shirt, but Poland fought back well to earn a deserved point in a match that had been postponed the previous day because of a waterlogged pitch
"It was a difficult game, a difficult pitch," admitted Rooney. "We weren’t at our best but we dug in and got a draw. We know we can play better but this is a difficult place to come so it is a decent point."
England remain top of Group H, a point clear of Montenegro and so Rooney insists there is no reason for panic.
"We knew it was a tough group, but we’re still confident," said the Manchester United striker.
"We believe in ourselves and we believe we are the best team in the group, so we are confident of qualifying. Hopefully we will win the rest of our home games and have a great chance."