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Wayne Rooney Slams Roy Hodgson’s ‘Gamble’ For England Euro 2016 Humiliation

Captain and striker attributed ’s failure to ’s unsuccessful changes of line-ups.

 

Hodgson made six changes for England’s final group match against Slovakia and the goalless draw cost England winners in their group.

Rooney was one of those rested by Hodgson and the forward said the loss of momentum caused by Hodgson’s decision was crucial to the team’s surprising last 16 defeat against Iceland.eng euro 2016 loss

“I wouldn’t have rested six players. It’s more than half the team. It was a gamble and it didn’t pay off,” Rooney told the Daily Mail on Monday.

“We had lost momentum from the Slovakia game and tournament is about confidence. You get that from winning.

“We didn’t play great in the friendlies, but we won. So you try to build, even from before the tournament, but we couldn’t get that consistency once it began.eng euro loss

“It was Roy’s decision to make changes against Slovakia and either way, the team he put out should have been able to win. But, right or wrong, I wanted to play and I can’t deny that.”

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