Gareth Southgate may still turn to Wayne Rooney for 2018 World Cup
• Everton forward may be invited out of international retirement • Players guilty of ‘hiding behind’ record goalscorer, says SouthgateGareth Southgate has said there is still a possibility he might invite Wayne Rooney out of international retirement for the World Cup if the former Manchester United striker maintains his form for Everton this season and is open to the idea of playing for England in Russia next summer.Southgate said he would not discount the idea, saying it would be “foolish” to eliminate Rooney from his thinking, but he also called on England’s other players to show they can prosper without the man who won 119 caps for his country. Some of those players, Southgate said, had been guilty of “hiding” behind England’s recor...
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