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Wayne Rooney believes England have learned lessons from World Cup disaster

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney believes that the England national team are exciting again, after several good results following their dire World Cup campaign, reports the Guardian.

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The Three Lions beat Lithuania 4-0 at Wembley on Friday and play against Italy on Tuesday night in what is their toughest test since their failure in Brazil.

The team lost 2-1 to the Azzurri in their first game of the tournament last summer, and it set the tone for the next two games against Uruguay and Costa Rica.

However, Roy Hodgson’s side have won every game since then, and will be in far better spirits for this encounter.

Should they manage a victory it could signal a turn in fortunes ahead of the next tournament, Euro 2016 in France.

Rooney said: “You don’t want to go into games and think teams enjoy playing against you. You want teams to look at England and think: ‘We know we have a tough game. It is going to be physically hard against them, we are going to have to defend and we are going to have to be good on the ball to keep it.’ That is what we want teams to feel when they come up against us.

“Certainly, since the World Cup we have done that. At the minute we have the tactics right and it’s moving in a good direction. We have learned with every game since the World Cup and are getting better, and there is an excitement back about England.”

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