England captain Wayne Rooney and manager Roy Hodgson have both been talking with the press after the Three Lions comfortable 4-0 win over Lithuania, which has seen their side maintain their 100% start to Euro 2016 qualifying.
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Rooney scored the opening goal, before Danny Welbeck, Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane wrapped up the three points for the hosts. A sell-out crowd at Wembley were treated to a dominant England performance, and Rooney was proud of his team’s progress.
The captain, who was quoted by CaughtOffside, said: “I think since the World Cup we’ve been fantastic. Some great victories, we’re scoring goals, really energetic team, a lot of pace and I think a lot of teams around Europe will be looking at this team and they’ll be frightened.”
Manchester Untied star Rooney is now just two goals behind Sir Bobby Charlton’s 49-goal England record. His next opportunity to close the gap will come on Tuesday evening, when he features in a friendly against Italy.
Despite the success, Hodgson has been left with injury concerns over two of his goalscorers, with Welbeck and Sterling set to miss the match in Turin. Sterling is set to receive an injection on a toe problem, while Welbeck limped off with a knee injury.
The Three Lions boss, who was quoted by CaughtOffside, revealed: “It is two blows for us. Raheem Sterling was waiting for an injection on his toe – he has been waiting for a while.
“I agreed with Brendan (Rodgers) that he would play tonight as it was the qualifier but he will now have the injection.
“If we’re unlucky we will lose him and Danny Welbeck (for the game against Italy on Tuesday). They’re important players in the system we’re trying to play, but it will give opportunities for other players.”