Rooney to see psychiatrist

2014-05-23 10:13
wayne rooney, england
Cape Town - In an effort to improve his poor Soccer World Cup goal scoring record, England striker Wayne Rooney will see team psychiatrist, Steve Peters.

Rooney has been training in Portugal with the England team ahead of the World Cup, and while training hard physically, the 28-year-old has also been working on the mental side of his game. Rooney has failed to score in the past eight games in the tournament.

According to Sky Sports website, Rooney has battled to recapture the international form he showed as a teenager at the 2004 European Championships, in which he scored four goals in four games before breaking a metatarsal bone in the team's exit at the hands of Portugal.

Peters, who has worked together with the British cycling team, snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan and Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool team, will help him improve his England form in Brazil.

"I'll certainly go and speak to him and see if it can benefit me," said Rooney. "There's no harm in doing that.

Despite the attacking talent of Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Raheem Sterling, Rooney feels he can still make a strong contribution in what he accepts will be his 'last big one'.

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