The Liverpool ace created Rooney's winner on the night.
Rooney said: "Steven's delivery has been exceptional in this tournament. He's a world-class player and I thought tonight he was really brilliant.
"He drove us on at times. We're lucky to have a player like that in the team."
Rooney was delighted to settle the outcome after being banned for the opening two games against France and Sweden.
He said: "It was great to get three points and its always a great feeling to score. My overall game could have been a bit better but it was my first game for a while.
"The one thing I was delighted with was that I was always putting myself in goalscoring opportunities. I could have done better with a couple more but I got the goal and its three points."