Friday, 23rd May, 2014

England striker Wayne Rooney has insisted that there will be no excuses if he fails to deliver in the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.

The Manchester United star’s previous two World Cup campaigns were marred by injuries and he is yet to find the back of the net in the showpiece event, having played eight matches at the 2006 and 2010 editions combined.

But the 28-year-old, who missed the Red Devils’ last three games of the season with a groin injury, explained that he is fully fit now and is ready to give his all at the World Cup.

"I'm in the best condition. I want to show the world what I can do. There will be no excuses if I don't," he told the BBC.


"Obviously I've been here before and I've said what I feel I can deliver and what I can do and it hasn't happened.

"I think this is the one where I have to show what I can do and I believe I'm in the best possible shape. I want to show the world what I can do and I really believe this is the time to do it.

"I'm ready for it, excited for it. There will be no excuses this time if I don't perform. I certainly won't be looking for any excuses this time.

"I've no issues whatsoever and I'm ready for this tournament. I want to give everything, leave everything on the pitch and as I've said before I won't have any excuses this time if it doesn't come off for me."

Rooney, who was sent off against Portugal in the quarter-finals of the 2006 World Cup, went into the tournament recovering from a broken bone in his foot, while his preparations were disturbed by an ankle problem four years later.

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