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Schurrle doubts Rooney would make Germany team

17 November 2013 10:22

Germany forward Andre Schurrle has praised Wayne Rooney but is unsure if the England man would make it into his national team.

Roy Hodgson's England face Germany on Tuesday for the first time since their chastening 4-1 defeat to Joachim Low's men in the second round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and Manchester United striker Rooney will be key to his country's hopes of recording a first win over their rivals at Wembley since 1975.

England's preparations for the match were dealt a blow on Friday with defeat to Chile, as Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez scored twice to secure a 2-0 win for the South Americans.

Rooney scored seven goals in six qualifying matches on the way to helping England secure their place at Brazil 2014, but Chelsea attacker Schurrle still believes the 28-year-old would struggle to get into Germany's side.

"Rooney is a great player," he said. "But we have good quality, too, in every position, and maybe twice.

"So I don’t know if he would play."

However, Schurrle took to his Twitter account on Sunday to reiterate his opinion that Rooney is a top-class player.

"That's not what I meant to say about Rooney!!!! He is a great player!!!!," he wrote.

The former Bayer Leverkusen man played an hour in Germany's 1-1 friendly draw with Italy on Friday before being replaced by Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus.

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Competition
Friendlies
Date
19 November 2013
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
0 - 1
Venue
Wembley Stadium (London)
Attendance
85934

Goals

0 - 1
39' P. Mertesacker
 (assist by T. Kroos)

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