Wayne Rooney slams Sam Allardyce: He got me ‘slaughtered’ in the press

5 Oct

Rooney said that he did not know where Gareth Southgate plans to play him for his first match in charge, the World Cup qualifier against Malta at Wembley on Saturday.

He also suggested Allardyce only had himself to blame for his departure, adding: “He’s let a big opportunity slip.

“It is so important you know the environment around you, the people around you.

“You have to be aware of everything. Everyone you speak to. It’s only really behind closed doors that you can be yourself. It is sad in a way but that’s football, that’s the way of life, certainly in this country.

“Sam’s an experienced man in football, and in life, and he’s been caught out so it’s vitally important that young players are aware of that.”

Burnley centre-half Michael Keane, 23, has been called into the squad for the first time after injury forced Stoke’s Glen Johnson to drop out.


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