Manchester’s new striker appeared in the last game of counter Ukraine, after serving two-game sanction, and successfully struck one goal is enough to pass the Union Jack for the last eight as winners of Group D.
“It would be a serious game, they are similar to our views of how they play,” Rooney said in an interview with the FA’s official website.
“They have a winner like [Mario] Balotelli, [Antonio] Cassano and [Andrea] Pirlo. They have great players and it will be a tough game.”
“I think the chances are 50-50, so we have to make sure everything is in good working order to win,” added the former Everton striker is.
The Three Lions went on to become champions in the last party group as a surprise 2-0 defeat of France in Sweden, so the UK can avoid the threat of Spain. Rooney confident, successful Group D standings will increase the motivation of the squad made by Roy Hodgson.
“” I think the pass group stage has always been our goal, to win the group is very good and gives confidence to the team, “I’m Rooney.
“We will face Italy and the weight of this game, so we must do our best to win,” Rooney Said.