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Rooney: Players benefiting from all-English presence at Euro 2012

The Manchester United forward believes everyone being from the same country has ensured that nothing has been 'lost in translation' as it was under former manager Fabio Capello.

Wayne Rooney has claimed "everyone being English" has helped boost England's chances at Euro 2012.

The Three Lions had previously been accused of a lack of communication within their set-up under Fabio Capello, who struggled to command a grasp of the English language, prompting to concerns about his ability to delegate properly.

But When asked whether the arrival of Roy Hodgson and his new backroom staff have aided the squad, Rooney said he change to an English group has been good.

"I think it helps everyone being English, there's no words lost in translation, and everyone knows what the manager expects of them," he said. "The manager trusts his players. He's given us a lot of rest, a lot of downtime, under the former manager there was an element of trust but Roy has now come in."

On the topic of the Ukraine game, the Manchester United forward kept optimistic about the side's chances and backed England to handle the atmosphere of playing one of the co-hosts.

"It'll be a big challenge, they'll have the majority of the support and the majority of the fans in the stadium," he mused. "We've been to a lot of stadium's around Europe now and we've had to deal with these types of atmospheres. If we have to take a point, we'll happily do that, but we're going into the game for the win.

"I have no problems with my attitude, I have no problems with my temperament. I've paid my price and now I'm ready to play. I thought with a three-game ban I probably wouldn't be here, but I'm ready to play and I'm excited."

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