England captain Wayne Rooney has urged his international teammates to learn from his mistake of going on a family vacation to Las Vegas ahead of Euro 2012.
Rooney traveled to the United States before the event in Ukraine and Poland, where the Manchester United striker was banned for the first two games of the tournament.
The 29-year-old -- whose goal in the 6-0 victory over San Marino in a Euro 2016 qualifier Saturday saw him become England's joint-leading scorer, alongside Bobby Charlton on 49 -- believes the extended break affected his performances and wants his fellow Three Lions stars to avoid a similar error ahead of next year's Euros in France.
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"I went on holiday, which I regret," Rooney said. "I thought it was no problem and now I know I shouldn't have done it. Flying so far, it takes a while to get over the jet lag. Maybe not having a long break between the season finishing is probably the best thing.
"The senior lads will sit down with the manager and the staff organizing the tournament to work out what we can do better. I'll certainly get my part right this time."
England's victory over San Marino booked a spot in France, and the Three Lions next face Switzerland in Group E on Tuesday at Wembley.
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