People don't take pride in criticising Rooney. He is undoubtedly a good player that has achieved a lot in his career. But this attempt to bestow true greatness on him by default of him being the best of a bad bunch does no one any favours. It is vomit-inducing to read, completely undermines what little credibility the DT has left and has made Rooney complacent. The latter is what has prevented him from kicking on to a higher level as a player. There is no shame in not being as brilliant as Messi or Ronaldo, Pirlo or Lahm for example. But this ridiculous rigmarole of reporting performances that are truly astounding after scoring a penalty and looking fairly sharp against Slovenia is insulting to those that truly do stand out above the rest. England doesn't have a right to a player of this calibre, wait for one to come along - don't just hand it out to the next best thing! We had this for years with Beckham. It achieved very little, apart from a great modelling career for him after he retired.
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