London, June 10 (ANI): England football coach Fabio Capello believes in keeping the art of playing football simple, and when he was asked before tonight's World Cup qualifier at home to Andorra how he had turned Wayne Rooney into such a prolific goal-scorer for England, Capello replied: "I told him to stand in front of the goal!"
Capello says that he wants Rooney to be spending more time in the area where goals are scored from.The Sun quoted Capello, as saying: "Rooney needs confidence to score goals but the last year, not only in the national team but also with United, Rooney arrives more times in front of the goal and this is important. Before, Rooney didn't go in front of goal, he stayed away from the goal. But if you want to score goals, you need him in front of goal. I've spoken to him and told him this. Now you can see Rooney in positions to score whenever someone crosses.""The percentage of Premier League goals scored from within 10 metres in front of goal are 75 or 80 per cent. If you want to score, it's better to go into this position. Now, Rooney always goes there," he added. (ANI)