Roy Keane has admitted that the England football team played extremely poorly in Brazil, but, at the same time, he also said that doesn’t agree to those who have started writing Wayne Rooney off.
According to Keane, Rooney should have made a bigger impact in Brazil, but, his performance there was not pathetic by any means. He had a decent time there. He scored a goal and assisted one. So, his contribution was alright.
Talking to the reporters yesterday, Keane said, “I have seen quite a few people writing Wayne off. I would like to tell them that they have been mistaken because Wayne has a lot left in him.”
Keane was one of those people who, even before the start of the World Cup in Brazil, had made the prediction that the Three Lions would not be able to go that far in the tournament, but, the 42-year old had not expected them to be not even able to get through their group.
The Irishman who has recently become a part of the Aston Villa coaching staff said, “Honestly speaking, I had the feeling that they would go past the first round somehow, but, it wasn’t to be.”
“Looking at their squad, you could not have backed them to go all the way. If you had done so, you would have been called crazy by me. They just didn’t have enough in them to make it to the last two rounds, but, yes, they were good enough to get to the Round of 16. They tried their best though.”
This was the third successive big international tournament in which the Three Lions failed. They had let their fans down during the FIFA World Cup 2010 and the Euro Championships 2012 as well.