Rooney excited to see what ‘fearless’ England are capable of

by Leon Thompson November 16, 2018, 1:07
Rooney excited to see what ‘fearless’ England are capable of

England's record-appearance-maker Peter Shilton said caps should not be "given out like gifts", while former Blackburn Rovers and Celtic striker Chris Sutton believes Rooney's inclusion "devalued the worldwide cap".

Rooney, 33, will make his 120th and final appearance for England against the USA men's national team at Wembley on Thursday, in a fixture renamed the "Wayne Rooney Foundation International" as he is expected to come on as a second half sub. "My form has been good in the States and if I got called up because of that then it would be a different situation, but this will be my last game", Sky Sports reported quoting Rooney. I hope that in 10, 15 years' time, we're sat here for someone say Harry Kane, who could possibly go on and get the goal-scoring record. "The players were preparing for the biggest tournament in football".

The game of Thursday now called "The Wayne Rooney Foundation International" will honor the player and the charity he does.

A late goal from Patrick Reichelt gifted the Philippines a 1-0 win against Singapore in their second Group B match at the ongoing 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup on November 13.

"So, we felt it was a good opportunity for me to get some minutes again and say a thank you to the fans, but on the same hand also to raise money for underprivileged children who need it desperately". "The most important thing is, speaking to the FA, we thought it was right, and the players I've spoken to think it's right".

"I think they've got superstars", Rooney told a news conference.

"He did pick me again, actually - last season", said Rooney, denying that incident had signalled the end to his England career under Southgate. "Probably the best honour you can have", said when asked to give advice to the current squad.

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Southgate thinks Rooney has slotted back into worldwide training "seamlessly" and has been delighted to see the younger players spend time with the experienced DC United star. "We just felt it was the right time and the right decision to make".

"It's not important", Rooney said.

Everton's Michael Keane has played his way back into Gareth Southgate's England squad after missing out for over a year.

At some stage before the United States of America match Rooney will speak to the squad, or at least their younger contingent.

The striker is the country's all-time leading goalscorer with 53 goals. Some good games, some bad games.

He insisted Southgate will have the final say on how much he will feature in the game and has made no demands about wearing the No. 10 shirt, or asking for the captain's armband. That's the story of my England career.

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