Wayne Rooney was unimpressed with England’s performance against Norway…
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Wayne Rooney admitted that his England team were below par in their uninspiring 1-0 victory over Norway in Wednesday evening’s international friendly.
The Manchester United striker scored the game’s only goal from the penalty spot to ensure that his first game as captain of his country did at least end in victory.
But the 28-year-old, who is now England’s fourth all-time leading goalscorer, was otherwise quiet in what was a disappointing England performance ahead of the team’s first Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland on Monday.
“I thought I could have done better. We all could have done better,” Rooney told ITV1. “It’s a night, first game after the World Cup and it was important that we got the win tonight, especially going into the game on Monday.
“In the first half we moved quite well but they made it difficult for us and sat back and created a few opportunities in the first half.
“In the second half we started really sloppy and that was disappointing as we wanted to go out and really take the game to them.
“We got the win in the end and there are a lot of young players in this team and we will learn. They are still learning.”
According to the Daily Mail, just 40,181 turned up to the national stadium to watch Roy Hodgson’s side in the friendly match – the lowest England crowd at the new Wembley by more than eight thousand.