Rooney keen to focus on football immediately after competitive Everton return

Everton forward Wayne Rooney is prepared to concentrate on his football right after making his competitive return for Everton against Ruzomberok within the Europa League on Thursday.
Rooney played the full 90 minutes, but struggled to discover space up front ahead of dropping into a deeper part following the introduction of Sandro Ramirez in the second half.
Leighton Baines came up with a deflected winner to offer Everton a slim advantage ahead of subsequent week’s second leg within the third round of qualifying and Rooney is ready to move on following his second debut at Goodison Park.
“Great day definitely, I’ve been hunting forward to it and I am pleased we got the win within a hard game,” Rooney mentioned to ITV.
“We’re early on in pre-season and we know we are able to play far better however it was important to have the win as well as a clean sheet. I consider we got extra control of the game when I came deep into some pockets to drag the midfield about and give us space. But finding the goal gave us relief and handle.
“I’ve stated every little thing within the last handful of weeks but it’s fantastic to become on the market inside a blue shirt. It really is an awesome feeling but the game will be the most important point.
“I put my feelings to one side and now I can get down to focusing extra around the football within the coming weeks.”
Boss Ronald Koeman was happy with Rooney’s overall performance, in spite of the former Manchester United captain wasting a couple of opportunities in front of goal.
“It’s always tricky due to the fact there were lots of defenders around him”, the Dutchman told ITV. “He had a very good initial touch and he had much more freedom when Sandro came in as well as the team got greater within the second half.
“We realize that we’d prefer to sign another striker, we have Sandro as a nine and ordinarily you will have two within the squad. I am nonetheless confident we are able to bring in a new a single to make us stronger.”
The stubborn Slovakian outfit made life hard for Everton, but Koeman remains confident his side is going to be in the Europa League play-offs.
“It’s constantly challenging against teams that drop back. We know we are not 100 per cent but as we’re in pre-season,” Koeman mentioned. “So it really is a fantastic outcome. We’d prefer to score a lot more ambitions, we had probabilities, but just about every clean sheet in European football is actually a excellent result.
“It’s nevertheless 90 minutes to play and we know it will likely be hard away but they may have to be slightly much more open to score at the very least one objective. We’ll have far more space to play and I’m confident that we can get through within this tournament.”

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