Fabio to ‘have a word’ with Rooney

Rooney experienced a second successive World Cup finals where he

was below his best as England crashed out at the last 16 stage.

Last week pictures emerged of the 24-year-old outside a Manchester

nightclub, smoking and allegedly urinating behind a bin. Capello

heard of Rooney’s antics before returning from holiday but will

spell out the need to behave properly to the Manchester United

star. He said: “About Rooney, I read something in a Spanish paper

and I read Alex Ferguson was not happy with this. “I will speak

with Rooney. They have to know they are really important people for

the fans. “I always speak with the players. They have to remember

they are really important to the fans, and behaviour-wise we have

to be careful. “That applies to everyone. I will speak to Rooney

when I meet him. I will remind him it is not good.” Capello is

aware several England players have been pictured in the newspapers

enjoying their holidays following their exit from the World Cup.

But he points out everyone has different ways of dealing with

disappointment. He said: “I think the reaction when you lose is

different. Everyone has different reactions. “I prefer to stay at

home, others prefer to go out. Everyone chooses a different

reaction.” Capello has defended his decision not to attend the

European Under-19 Championships in which England reached the

semi-finals. But he opted to watch the games on television after

being told none of the players were yet ready for a call into the

senior set-up. Capello said: “Before I decided to go, I spoke with

Franco Baldini, Stuart Pearce, Ray Clemence and the coaches. “I

spoke with Trevor Brooking to see if some players were really

interesting to check and monitor. He told me no one was ready for

the senior team. “For this reason I watched all the games on TV and

I stayed with my family.” Capello also confirmed he will look to

add another English coach into the set-up. He said: “I’ve big

confidence in Stuart and Ray. They did a great job in South Africa.

“We will speak with Trevor Brooking about what we can do in the

future (regarding another coach).”