The 26-year-old striker is set to miss the group stages of next summer’s tournament as punishment for kicking out at Montenegroâ€™s Miodrag Dzudovic during England’s 2-2 draw last month.
And speaking for the first time about the incident, Rooney admitted he was “devastated” at receiving the ban, but conceded it was his own fault.
“Obviously, itâ€™s devastating for me but itâ€™s something thatâ€™s my own fault, so I canâ€™t really complain,â€ said Rooney.
â€œIt was stupid by me – I regretted it as soon as I did it. Itâ€™s no excuse, but I still feel the punishment is a bit harsh. Iâ€™m disappointed with it.
â€œAll the details we have been waiting on have come through, so weâ€™ll be making a decision as to whether we will be appealing.
â€œEven if itâ€™s reduced by one game, it will be a bonus for me.â€
Rooney concedes he is at a loss to explain why he lost his cool and lashed out at the centre-half.
â€œI honestly donâ€™t know why,â€ he continued. â€œIt was just one of those moments which I live to regret now.
â€œThere was no tackle beforehand, and I didnâ€™t think, â€˜Iâ€™m going to beat him.â€™ It just happened. I canâ€™t explain it.â€
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