Wayne Rooney backs captain Jordan Henderson after being dropped by England
England captain Wayne Rooney has backed stand-in skipper Jordan Henderson after being dropped by Gareth Southgate.
Rooney, dropped to the bench for England’s World Cup qualifier against Slovenia on Tuesday night, will hand over the captaincy to Liverpool midfielder Henderson.
‘I’m positive. Of course I want to play but I’m in a positive frame of mind and ready to come on if needed. Hopefully we can win the game and I don’t have to come on to help us win it. I understand it’s a difficult decision for Gareth and respect it,’ Rooney said.
‘I think Jordan is a fantastic leader. He has taken a... read more
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