England captain Wayne Rooney denies player revolt over Roy Hodgson


England captain Wayne Rooney has said reports that senior players had lost faith in manager Roy Hodgson during Euro 2016 were "completely untrue," in a statement to Press Association Sport.
Reports had suggested that some players were upset about the changes in personnel, the use of Raheem Sterling in the XI against Iceland and some tactical decisions. However, Rooney hit out, claiming that was not true.
"In response to the recent media reports, I'd like to say that [suggestions senior players lost faith in manager Roy Hodgson are] completely untrue," he said.
"On behalf of the players, we completely supported the England manager but we understand his reasons for stepping down.
"We had absolute faith in the build-up and throughout the tournament."
Hodgson told a news conference that he had no regrets over anything at the tournament.
"I do not know, it is too early and the emotions are too raw," he said. "I don't think before last night's game that the performances had given me any real causes for concern. I did not see that performance coming. Iceland were the better team on the night."
And Hodgson added that he would provide a debrief to the FA and the next England manager if required.
"That will depend on the FA," he said. "I have been privileged to work for them and I enjoy working with them. I will be of assistance to them if they would like my help.
"I wish the next England manager the best of luck. I am leaving behind a good group of players."
 

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