Rooney: We had faith in Hodgson

England captain Wayne Rooney has poured cold water on rumours that senior squad members fell out with Roy Hodgson at Euro 2016.

Hodgson resigned as Three Lions manager in the wake of their shock exit to Iceland in the last 16 on Monday night following a 2-1 defeat.

Reports have since speculated that certain players had questioned the decisions and tactics employed by the 68-year-old, who had been in charge of the national team since just before Euro 2012.

However, Rooney insists there is no truth to the claims that Hodgson lost the dressing room due to a lack of faith.

“In response to the recent media reports, I’d like to say that [suggestions senior players lost faith in manager Roy Hodgson are] completely untrue,” he told Press Association Sport.

“On behalf of the players, we completely supported the England manager but we understand his reasons for stepping down. We had absolute faith in the build-up and throughout the tournament.”

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