Wayne Rooney explains extra training session

Wayne Rooney of England holds off Emilio Izaguirre of Honduras in the first half during the International Friendly match on June 7, 2014
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England frontman Wayne Rooney clarifies the reasoning behind his decision to do extra training.

England striker Wayne Rooney has responded to speculation that he underwent an extra training session yesterday.

It had been claimed that with his position in the team reportedly under threat, the 28-year-old had stayed behind after the main session to work on his shooting.

Rooney has now confirmed those reports, as well as being critical of the media.

"Sometimes wonder what the press are getting at. I said from the start I want to do everything I can to make sure I'm ready for these World Cup games and as part of that I was doing extra training a week before the squad joined up. That's exactly what I did yesterday, my own extra training because that's what I wanted to do," he wrote on Facebook.

Rooney's failure to find the net last time out against Italy extended his goalless run at the World Cup to nine matches.

Wayne Rooney of England reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between England and Italy at Arena Amazonia on June 14, 2014
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