World Cup - Montenegro plan to rile Rooney

Montenegro have a cunning plan up their sleeve to beat England and stay top of Group H when the teams face off in Podgorica on Tuesday: wind up Wayne Rooney.

World Cup - Montenegro plan to rile Rooney

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England's Wayne Rooney v Montenegro

Rooney was sent off for kicking Miodrag Dzudovic in a Euro 2012 qualifier in October 2011 and Juventus star Mirko Vucinic thinks there is a chance of history repeating itself.

“There is no doubt Wayne Rooney is one of the best strikers in the world — but we know from the last time that he can sometimes play with a hot head,” said Vucinic. “Our fans will not forget the red card he received and they will let him know.

“It is an intimidating place to come and Rooney needs to keep a calm head. It has been proved over the years that you can get a reaction out of him. England would have no chance with 10 men and I am sure their coach will tell them that.”

England defender Joleon Lescott does not think Rooney will be fazed by the atmosphere and believes the striker is now better equipped to handle any hostile situations.

"They might play on his temperament but Wayne has matured now. He is older and more experienced and I'm sure he will be professional,” said Lescott."There will be a lot of expectation on Wayne but I don't think he will let that faze him in any way.

"I don't think he will be drawing on any negativity from previous performances, he will just be focused on producing the goods."

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