Rooney was one of the stand out performers in Friday nights victory over Bulgaria, but following the weekends events questions have been raised about whether the striker will be in the right state of mind to play football for his country.
The turmoil in his private life is thought to be having a negative effect on him psychologically and he is said to have been subdued during training over the weekend, which is understandable given the circumstances.
He has discussed with Capello whether or not he should travel to Switzerland with the outcome being that he is travelling with the England team, with allowances to pull out and fly home if he deems it necessary.
Whether the allegations are true or not, there is never a good time for this kind of thing to occur. It is a real shame though that just when Rooney was starting to look like his old self, something of this nature happens which is sure to have a detrimental effect on his return to form.
I really hope he is able to hold things together and power on through this inauspicious period of his life, for his and England’s sake.
Here is a light-hearted look at some of the things occupying Rooney’s brain in the run up to tomorrows match:Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!