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Everton Not England Rooney's Focus

Everton Not England Rooney's Focus

Gareth Southgate will name his England squad for World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia on Thursday, which could see Everton forward Wayne Rooney recalled.

Not that his focus on that as his main propriety is doing well for the Blues.

Rooney, playing regularly once again and in an attacking position, made it two goals in two Premier League games on Monday when opening the scoring against Manchester City in the 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium

His first half goal was also his 200th in the Premier League.

Asked how pleasing it was to score against Man City Rooney told Sky Sports: 'Of course, it was nice obviously with my history with Manchester United. I've scored a few times here. To do it today in such an important game for us, so early in the season, we've got tough games coming up, it was a sweet moment and I am sure the red half of Manchester will have enjoyed that one as well.'

Once again Rooney, 31, put in quite a shift and actually covered more ground than any other Everton player, which saw the forward once again stick it to those who questioned his fitness and ability to 'get around the pitch.'

Rooney said: 'Well, it is not bad for someone who is not fit anymore and can't get about the pitch. No, I have always put a shift in for the team, I've always done that, and tonight was no different. Obviously towards the end it was getting tough for us, they were putting a lot of pressure, but I think it was a good result for us. We'll go back, look at it, and see what we could have done better, especially when they had 10 men.'

Questioned about a potential England recall Rooney said he was expecting to talk with Southgate and would 'see' what happens.

'We'll see, said Rooney when asked about his international chances. 'I am focusing on Everton. I am sure I will speak to Gareth Southgate over the next few days and we'll have a conversation and see what happens.'

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Writer:Vital Everton
Date:Wednesday August 23 2017
Time: 8:00AM

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