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Gerrard not worried on Rooney aggression

Gerrard not worried on Rooney aggression (©GettyImages)
Gerrard not worried on Rooney aggression (©GettyImages).

England skipper Steven Gerrard says he has no intention of telling Wayne Rooney to calm down ahead of the Euro 2012 clash with Ukraine.

Rooney is available again after serving a two-match ban. So much focus has been trained on the Manchester United striker, who has already been guaranteed his starting spot against the co-hosts in Donetsk by manager Roy Hodgson, there is an obvious danger that he could end up trying too hard.

Hodgson has said he might have a word but Gerrard said he doesn't see a need. He said: "I'm not going to tell Wayne Rooney not to be fired up for this game. That's what he is all about: pressing, being aggressive in the right way. We need him on the pitch. He's aware of that. He regrets his reaction when he got the suspension."

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