England manager Roy Hodgson has implored the nation to drop its obsession with Wayne Rooney so that he can focus on his obsession with playing Wayne Rooney.
The former Liverpool Coach warned fans focusing their attentions on one player.
“I can remember only too well the 1960′s when the obsession with putting Wayne Rooney, sorry, a man on the moon was in full swing,” he told reporters at his daily briefing.
“I thought it so pathetic and pointless, I began constructing a Wayne Rooney, no, I mean a rocket, in a bid to put the first Wayne Rooney on the moon.”(laughs away)
“Having learned my lesson from the defeat against Azzurri, England fans would do well to put aside their unhealthy obsession with the Wayne Rooney question.”
“You know, so I can allow my obsession with playing Wayne Rooney to bring about an early, and ultimately frustrating, exit from the World Cup for Wayne Rooney.”
Hodgson continued, “We’ve seen it all before with Bryan Robson, Wayne Rooney, Gazza, Wayne Rooney, Beckham and now Wayne Rooney.”
“As far as I’m concerned his best position is playing as Wayne Rooney in an England shirt, on a pitch, in one of our fixtures, playing just off Wayne Rooney.”
On asking who would lead upfront to breakthrough The Uruguay Defence, The Manager said, “Personally, in an ideal world I’d call up Wayne ad. But as it is with his form, I think we’ll just have to stick with Wayne Rooney.”