Andre Schurrle: Wayne Rooney wouldn’t get in Germany team

Andre Schürrle suggests that Wayne Rooney wouldn't get into the Germany team ahead of Tuesday's friendly at Wembley

Andre Schurrle
Andre Schürrle joined Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen this summer Photo: The Sport Review

Andre Schurrle has suggested that Wayne Rooney wouldn’t get into the Germany team ahead of Tuesday’s friendly against England at Wembley.

Roy Hodgson’s men host their old rivals on the back of a disappointing 2-0 defeat by Chile on Friday night.

Rooney was once again the Three Lions’ standout performer against as Alexis Sanchez struck twice to bring an end to England’s 10-game unbeaten run.

But speaking ahead of Tuesday’s game at Wembley, Chelsea midfielder Schurrle claimed that Germany have better options available than Rooney.

“Rooney is a great player, but we have good quality, too, in every position, and maybe twice, so I don’t know if he would play,” said Schurrle.

Meanwhile, Germany coach Joachim Low refused to single out any stars in the Three Lions side, before adding that he could be pushed into selecting one or two players.

“England is a great football nation,” said Low.

“They can choose great players. There are many names I could name, talented young players I would like to select, but I prefer not to name individuals.

“They have in Roy Hodgson an excellent teacher of tactics, a great coach. They have a great team, that’s for sure.”

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