19 Jun 2010

Rooney sees nothing to fear for England

7:36 am on 19 June 2010

Wayne Rooney has put the boot into England's World Cup critics and insists he has seen nothing in South Africa that Fabio Capello's squad need fear.

The striker says all the games he's watched so far haven't been that exciting and he hopes that changes.

Rooney did concede that he had been impressed by Germany's 4-0 demolition of Australia.

But he was scathing about Franz Beckenbauer's dismissal of England's performance in a 1-1 draw with the United States as a step back to the dark ages of kick and rush football.

Rooeny says England started well against the USA, didn't play the long ball and deserved to win.

He's also confident they'll take three points from this morning's game against Algeria.