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Rooney perfect role model for England team: Capello

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London, May 21(ANI): England manager Fabio Capello has hailed striker Wayne Rooney as the perfect role model for the Three Lions team.

Capello also believes that it is Rooney's constant desire to improve his skills that is supporting the striker's quest to be recognized as one of the world's best players.

"Wayne Rooney is one of the best talents I have ever coached. He's like Raul in that he is a very important player and a big talent. Every time Rooney trains he wants to stay on the training pitch for as long as possible," The Daily Express quoted Capello, as saying.

"It is really important the other players see that Rooney, one of the best players in the world, wants to stay on the pitch and wants to continue to learn," he added.

Rooney, the Footballer of the Year, has been training freely without feeling the groin strain which troubled him towards the end of the season at Manchester United. (ANI)

Story first published: Friday, May 21, 2010, 11:41 [IST]
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