- Associated Press - Sunday, June 17, 2012

KRAKOW, POLAND (AP) - Built up as the player to take England’s attack up a notch, Wayne Rooney is trying to downplay the impact he can make at the European Championship.

The Manchester United striker has been a frustrated fan for England’s first two matches, sitting out the draw against France and victory over Sweden because of suspension.

Now he’s preparing to come back to the team against Ukraine on Tuesday, when a draw against the co-hosts would put England into the quarterfinals.

But Rooney says “I’m not going to win the Euros on my own.”


Rooney received his ban for kicking a Montenegro player in the final Euro 2012 qualifier, but now says he has “no problems with my attitude or my temperament.”