Former England player Wayne Rooney believes it is critical for Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson to regain fitness as soon as possible because they will be critical for the Three Lions moving forward in Euro 2020. “Winning was huge, Croatia are a good team, and it will give the players a sense of relief that they are now comfortable in the group,” Wayne Rooney said on Sky Sports. “There is a lot of quality in the squad; my only concern is a lack of experience — it is critical that Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson stay fit as they will be vital moving forward.”
England’s all-time leading scorer believes the team will now feel more at ease against Scotland following a “professional” start to the European Championships against 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia. England won their opening match at the Euros for the first time in their history on Sunday, thanks to Raheem Sterling’s second-half goal against Croatia at Wembley. Gareth Southgate’s side are now comfortably placed ahead of upcoming matches against Scotland and the Czech Republic.
It will be very interesting to see how England manager Gareth Southgate manages his starting XI for the remaining group stage matches, as he made some very unusual decisions against Croatia that ultimately paid off for the English side.
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