Wayne Rooney plays down injury fears
Wayne Rooney insists he will be fit for England's Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales on Tuesday after picking up a foot injury during their 3-0 win in Bulgaria.
The Manchester United striker netted twice as England moved three points clear at the top of their Euro 2012 qualifying group. Thanks to Wales' win over Montenegro on Friday, victory against the Welsh at Wembley would see England needing just a point from their trip to Montenegro in October to top their group, and Rooney claims England already have "one foot in the finals".
Rooney ended a 15-match international goalscoring drought with two goals to move to eighth in the all-time scoring list for the Three Lions, and he played down injury fears after landing awkwardly on his foot during the second half in Sofia.
"[The foot] is no problem," Rooney said. "I just landed on it in the second half and the physio has looked at it and said it's fine and I'll take part in training tomorrow.
"We are almost there. Wales did us a big favour by beating Montenegro tonight. We've got one foot into the finals. If we win on Tuesday we will more or less have qualified and we are capable of doing that.
"This was a good performance from the whole team and we fully deserved the three points. We knew it was a very important game and that we had to try and silence their crowd - and we managed to do that.
"We controlled the game and played some great counter-attacking football. We took our chances and deserved the three points. Myself, I felt good, and the whole team did very well."