In pre-season, I got the job of managing team GB at the Olympics.
The squad I chose was as follows:
GKs: Jason Steele, Jed Steer
DEFs: Joel Tomkins, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Nathaniel Clyne (injury replacement for Martin Kelly), Ryan Bertrand, Kieran Gibbs (injury replacement for Gareth Bale.
MIDs: Tom Cleverley, Joe Allen, Aaron Lennon, Ashley Young, Jordan Henderson, Jack Rodwell
STs: Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Andy Carroll
The matches I played at first, a friendly against Egypt and then group matches against Uruguay, South Korea and Egypt, were straightforward victories (4-0, 7-0, 3-0). I then got drawn against Brazil in the Semi Finals:
We were 2-0 down after 4 minutes, 3-1 down after 10. 4-1 down at half time. Rooney scored 3 goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half to get it back to 4-4. Brazil then scored a winner with 3 minutes left to break GB hearts. The 3rd place match against Japan is my next match to play.
Oh well. Rooney top scorer in the tournament with 10.