England boss Gareth Southgate slams Wayne Rooney boo-boys: His leadership is crucial
England’s stand-in boss leapt to his captain’s defence after Rooney was booed by a section of the crowd before and during the World Cup qualifier against Malta.
The outbursts were presumably a consequence of England’s disastrous European Championships exit in the summer – but Southgate was having none of it.
He said: “The criticism of him is unfair.
“I presented him with a cap in the week for being the record cap holder with his country, and it’s fascinating to get an insight into his world over the last 10 days. Every debate focuses on him.
"The onus on him is enormous, but he... read more
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