England captain Wayne Rooney: I have lost pace but my football brain brings me up to speed
It is generally accepted there is a point in every player's career when they hit the wall and the downward spiral begins, so is Rooney the busted flush destined never to rescale the heights?
"I have said many times that people are entitled to their opinions," said the 30-year-old. "It is football and you cannot play all the time even if you want to.
"I am at a stage now where I want to play. I have never really been at this stage in my career [where I am not playing]. I am a fighter. I want to get back in the team. I will work hard to try and do that. That is where I am... read more
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