Chelsea captain John Terry insists there’s no risk for England over Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney’s aggressive approach.
Rooney was pumped up when Fabio Capello sent him on for the second half against South African Premier League side Platinum Stars and hungry to answer the manager’s call for greater commitment after an insipid first 45 minutes.
The 24-year-old striker stormed out, charging into tackles and arguing with referee Jeff Selogilwe when things did not go his way.
“I honestly do feel he’s grown up a lot in the last two or three years,” said Terry. “Wayne gave everyone a lift in the second half. We could have done with him on the pitch in the first half and it would have given everyone a kick up the backside. “I was a little bit nervous when he gave the ball away and went into the tackle, but I think it would have pleased the manager.”