ENGLAND legend Wayne Rooney has issued the Three Lions ‘one warning’ about Italy forward of tonight’s remaining.
The nation’s all-time main scorer fears England’s opponents will need to sluggish the sport down, and Harry Kane and Co cannot fall into that entice.
Talking in his column for The Instances, Rooney stated: “I believe we’re favourites. High quality clever England have sufficient and mentally you possibly can see the gamers are in a great place.
“My one warning can be that we are able to’t get caught up in how Italy play, the way in which they’ll attempt to sluggish the sport down.”
Rooney, who scored 53 targets in a Three Lions shirt and who now manages Derby, revealed how he’d strategy the sport at Wembley.
He desires to see pace and Italy’s centre-backs Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini run ragged.
He stated: “If I have been Gareth I’d be telling England’s gamers to get the ball down and play fast, maintain the tempo excessive, maintain the Italians working, tire them out.
“In 2014, Uruguay have been capable of break up the sport and suck us in to taking part in the way in which they needed — however this England crew is extra streetwise.
“Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini are nice gamers — however not the quickest. I’m positive Gareth and Steve Holland will likely be Alvaro Morata’s purpose for Spain in Italy’s semi-final.
“It confirmed that if you will get our bodies round these two nice centre backs, making sharp actions in behind them, they’re not snug.
“If England can get Raheem making his inside runs, and Harry and different fast gamers transferring down their sides, Chiellini and Bonucci gained’t take pleasure in it one bit.”
England tackle Italy at Wembley at 8pm this night.
SunSport can reveal that Southgate will revert to a again 5 this night, with Keiran Trippier coming again into the aspect and Bukayo Saka lacking out.
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In the course of midfield will likely be Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips with England’s very personal gladiators impressing SunSport columnist Jose Mourinho.
In his newest column, he stated: “It was a giant determination for England to stay with Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice — a really sturdy assertion which stated, ‘We aren’t right here to entertain, we’re not right here to be an incredible soccer crew’.
“It’s a giant lesson for some individuals who suppose a very powerful factor in soccer is to be stunning. In the long run, we realise what this nation desires most is to win the Euros.
“If everybody was anticipating Rice to start out, it was not even 100 per cent positive that Phillips can be within the squad. However he has develop into elementary to England.”