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A day after seeing him announce his retirement from international football, explaining the reasons that led him to that decision, former England coach Roy Hodgson talked about the… special conditions that could make Wayne Rooney reconsider.
I’m not a gambling man and never have been, but if I was such a person I certainly wouldn’t put any money on Wayne, in that situation, refusing to come out of retirement. If it was put to him in that way, I know how much this country does mean to him in terms of playing international football
the man who made Rooney captain of the national team told Sky Sports, talking about what the Everton striker would do if England were about to start preparing for the World Cup finals in Russia, and somehow the team were facing a series of injuries.
One hopes for his sake and the country’s sake that situation won’t arise, but I feel sure if it came to that scenario and Gareth went to him and said, ‘we’re in a terrible mess here and we really need you, will you come out of retirement?’ then I would be very surprised if Wayne didn’t say, ‘yes’. But I don’t know, I’m second guessing
Hodgson… second guessed.