Wayne Rooney left Manchester United for Everton this summer and the 31-year-old has been in good form, scoring two goals in two Premier League games for Everton.
When asked about Rooney’s form for Everton, Conte said: “He’s playing very well and yesterday I watched the game, he ran a lot from the start to the end!
“It’s fantastic to see a player like Rooney playing in this way.
“Honestly it’s a pity when there is this type of [international] retirement, an icon for football in general. He decided to retire and it’s a pity but before he took this decision he thought a lot and then took his decision.
“I think we have to respect his decision now. He is totally committed for Everton and I think Ronald Koeman will be very happy.”