alla faccia dell' unica mossa intelligente!
Siamo degni del paracarro, in questo europeo, per Rooney.
Adesso vedremo Mourinho, che forse sara' costretto a tenerlo come centrocampista pure lui, avendo attaccanti migliori di lui.
Concordo abbastanza con questo articolo (scritto PRIMA degli Europei):
How do you solve a problem like Wayne Rooney?
With Euro 2016 just days away, England put in an insipid display against Portugal at Wembley last night and most observers believe Roy Hodgson's attempts to incorporate the Three Lions' captain into the team are what undermined the performance.
Rooney officially played at the tip of a midfield diamond, but frequently found himself up front, which forced England's two other forwards, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy, onto the flanks.
"It did not look good," says Jason Burt of the Daily Telegraph. Rooney's presence in the centre "meant two of what turned into a front three were out of position".
This was supposed to be what England had been waiting for, says Barney Ronay in The Guardian - Rooney, Kane and Vardy finally unleashed just before Euro 2016. But "Hodgson's trio of strikers clanked and jangled against one another".
Rooney's presence in the middle was equivalent to "an eager, wet dog's nose plonking itself in an unwelcome lap", adds the journalist, as Vardy and Kane were forced wide.
The skipper inadvertently "disarmed" England's two main strikers, says Phil McNulty of the BBC.
"If they line up together in France, England's opponents will be delighted to see them occupying positions where much of their threat is nullified and their presence marginalised. They are not wingers, never will be and Hodgson is wasting them in those roles."
The Vardy/Rooney/Kane combination has been nicknamed VaRooKa in some quarters, notes Matt Dickinson in The Times, but against Portugal, it "looked as uncomfortable and unappealing as it sounds".
"The England frontline should have been thrilling, even unstoppable", he adds. Instead, it was "deflating" and highlighted manager Hodgson's "preoccupation with defensive back-tracking" as Vardy and Kane busied themselves marking the Portuguese full-backs.
"Something will have to change between now and a week tomorrow, England's big kick-off, against Russia if they are to make the most of five strikers," Dickinson concludes.
The unexpected problems mean "England will now go to France in a state of uncertainty precisely where they should be strong", agrees Barney Ronay of the Guardian.
And it is Rooney who is the problem, he warns: "An undroppable who forces the rest of the parts into odd shapes."
"Balbysauro scassa gli zebedei" (cit.)