Former Three Lions star Wayne Rooney believes that England’s opening Euro 2020 win over Croatia was ideal for Gareth Southgate’s men but admitted that tougher challenges await as they make progress in the competition.
The Three Lions recorded their first-ever win in their opening match at a European Championship in their history through Raheem Sterling who scored his first tournament goal.
Gareth Southgate’s men have gotten off to a good start at Euro 2020 and will go into the game against Scotland at Wembley on Friday night under less pressure. Regardless, Rooney remains cautiously optimistic over his nation’s chances.
“To win that was massive, Croatia are a good team and it will give the players a relief that they are comfortable in the group now,” Wayne Rooney told Good Morning Euros.
“They’ll be a bit more relaxed going into the game against Scotland and if they didn’t win they could have been a bit anxious.”
“Scotland will be tough but after winning the game (against Croatia) I think England will comfortably go through to the next round.
“That’s when I think it could get difficult for England – when you come up against a France, Portugal or Belgium – one of those top teams.