England coach hoping for goal-fest.
England coach Roy Hodgson has challenged his side to go on a goal-scoring spree as they prepare to take on minnows San Marino and Estonia in back to back Euro 2016 qualifiers according to the Daily Star.
England netted 13 goals in their two encounters with San Marino in qualifying for the last World Cup and Hodgson appears to be using that as a yard-stick.
“If we can get, say, 13 more goals over the two games we will,” Hodgson said.
“And, of course, it would be good for Wayne’s confidence. Goals are goals.”
“We scored 13 against San Marino last time but I don’t remember getting a great deal of praise or satisfaction about that”
“I want him to score as many goals as possible.
“But I’m not going to go down the road of saying it’s all about goals. It’s all about victories.
“If we get the six points, the number of goals we score will be much less important than the points or the performances of the players.”
Indeed Rooney appears to be the focus of much of Hodgson’s attention and the Man United man would certainly be looking to draw closer to Bobby Charlton’s England record goal tally of 49 over the course of the next two matches.
The 28 year old has 41 goals to his name and will be refreshed having missed Man United’s win over Everton due to suspension.