Wayne Rooney Will Start - England v Ukraine Tickets

Euro 2012: Wayne Rooney Ready - England v Ukraine Tickets Available

England v Ukraine Tickets EURO 2012 19 Jun 2012 20:45 Donbass Arena Donetsk, Ukraine

Man Utd and England superstar striker, Wayne Rooney will feature in  England's decisive final Group D fixture against Ukraine. The Three Lions require only a point against Ukraine to secure their place in the last eight.

Roo says he is "fresh and ready to go".

Rooney had to watch the Three Lions' first two games of UEFA EURO 2012 from the stands due to a two-game suspension.

"You want to be out there playing of course, but I've had quite a while to get used to the fact that I'd be missing the first two games," the 26-year-old told UEFA.com. "I've done all the training with the team and prepared as if I were playing, so I feel fresh. Hopefully, in some ways missing the first two games will help me in the later games in the tournament."

Andy Carroll and Danny Welbeck scored in the 3-2 victory against Sweden. Rooney is considered a "world-class player" in the eyes of his manager Roy Hodson.

"It's great for the team that the two lads scored the goals," said Rooney. "There's competition for places now, which is great because I know if I do get in the team, I'll need to play well to stay in it. I think it'll only be good for the team."

"Obviously, we're not going to pick everything up in such a short space of time. We'll need time to work on it, but in the time we have had to try and take his tactics and way of playing into games, I think we've done pretty well."

"The way in which we conceded the two goals was disappointing because we normally defend better than that on set pieces."

The Liverpool-born forward said, "Going 2-1 down, the team spirit we showed, the desire to get back in the game and win, was great for the whole team. It was a gritty performance at times, but I think a well-deserved win."

Rooney will make his first appearance at a UEFA European Championship since the 2004 in Portugal, where he struck four times en route to the quarter-finals, only for his tournament to be cut short by a broken metatarsal.

"We're capable of winning the game. It will be tough because obviously they've got a lot of fans there and we're playing in Ukraine, so it will be a difficult game. A point will get us through and if we have to take that we will, but we'll be going for the three points."


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