Wayne Rooney was delighted with his team’s play in their 3-0 win over Tottenham, but much of his postmatch interview focused on his goal celebration and the accompanying story.
Rooney was captured on video being knocked unconscious by former teammate and friend Phil Bardsley in an impromptu boxing match that took place in his kitchen. The 29-year-old was unhappy that the event was made public despite taking place in his own home.
“It was a few mates in a private house that has somehow managed to go front page of a national newspaper,” Rooney said. But he insisted it wasn’t a big deal. “I’ve been focused on the game, I think it’s more interesting for other people rather than myself. As you’ve seen today I’ve done my professional job, got on with the game, and gladfully helped this team win 3-0.”