Tottenham’s Defoe delighted Rooney will start for England

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe was delighted after hearing the news that Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney was set to start for England on Tuesday.

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe was delighted after hearing the news that Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney was set to start for England on Tuesday.

Following news of Rooney’s recent sex scandal, there were fears England boss Fabio Capello may not take him to Switzerland for the second Euro2012 qualifier, but that has since been sorted thrilling Defoe.

“Wayne was involved in all my goals and he is a great player. The role that he played just behind me worked really well,” said Defoe, who netted a hat-trick against Bulgaria in the 4-0 win on Friday.

“We can both get on the ball and affect the game. It was fantastic against Bulgaria.

“Hopefully I have done enough to cement my place in the side. I just want to keep getting in the position where I can score.

“I am playing with great players and know I am going to get those opportunities to score. It is just a case of me taking those chances.”

 
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