Lescott: Wayne Rooney to have the last laugh
Manchester City star backs Wayne Rooney to thrive in Montenegro
Wayne Rooney returns to the scene of his last red card and the game that kept him out of England's first two Euro 2012 games on Tuesday night.
Rooney will no doubt be subject to all sorts of intimidation from the crowd and most likely some of the Montenegrin players.
So can he turn the other cheek this time?
Rooney will know what is coming so anything that happens on or off the field will surely be no surprise.
Teammate Joleon Lescott told the Mirror: “The backlash could be just that - it could enhance his performance. On his day, Wayne is one of the best in the world so I doubt they will try to enhance his performance.
“They might play on his temperament but Wayne has matured now. He is older and more experienced now and I am sure he will be professional enough to deal with anything that they throw at him.
"Sometimes they kick, niggle and use time wasting. Anything to try to frustrate you. You have to deal with that but those kind of things come quite easy for me to deal with. I don’t think anyone will be fazed by what they have to face."
The Montenegro crowd are renowned for their hostile atmosphere and this will only be intensified with the visit of a so-called superpower such as England with their star players, the biggest of whom, is arguably Rooney.
Rooney was in fine form against San Marino, which admittedly was not that difficult and will surely be extra wary on Tuesday not to get involved with any off the ball antics and this time, leave us talking about him for the right reasons this time after the game.
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