Rooney: I want more than to just break England record

ShareClose Comments
The Three Lions captain insists that he wants to surpass 50 goals for his country, and he has also praised Tottenham forward Harry Kane, following his goal against San Marino

Wayne Rooney insists that he will not be satisfied solely with breaking England's scoring record against Switzerland on Tuesday, and says that the country should "get behind" team-mate Harry Kane.

The Manchester United and England captain moved level with Bobby Charlton on 49 goals for the national side during Saturday's 6-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win over San Marino and could break new ground against Switzerland at Wembley.

With the issue having dominated discussion in recent weeks, Rooney is eager to break the record as soon as possible but insists that he plans on passing the 50-mark.

"Of course it would be nice to do it at Wembley, it's an iconic stadium both in England and around the world so it'd be nice to do it there," explained the 29-year-old.

"Then we can move on and concentrate on the team. That's the most important thing – to try to win the game and finish top.

"If it happens tomorrow then great, but if not it won't concern me.

"I feel I've got a lot of games left to play for England and if I was saying I just wanted 50 goals I'd be lying and disappointed.

"I want to try to score as many goals as possible and I've got plenty of games left to do that.

"Hopefully it'll be more than 50 by the time I've finished playing."

Tottenham striker Kane was also on target at the weekend – scoring his first competitive goal for club or country since May after a breakthrough season last term.

Despite struggling to replicate last season's form - when he scored 31 goals in all competitions - Rooney believes that Kane will soon rediscover his scoring touch.

"He's a great player, he had a fantastic season last season and everyone needs to slow down with the criticism or pressure they've tried to put him under," he added.

"You can see the talent he has and we need to get behind him as a country because he's a special player who scores goals.

"The goal against San Marino will give him confidence, he just has to keep doing what he's doing and I'm sure the goals will come."

Next article:
Manchester United 1 America 1: Mata salvages draw for Red Devils
Next article:
Sources: Crew reject Bristol City bid for USMNT goalkeeper Steffen
Next article:
Tim Cahill open to MLS offers, rules out A-League return
Next article:
Neymar vows PSG stay amid Real Madrid speculation
Next article:
Delhi Dynamos midfielder Vinit Rai itching to leave his mark in India's SAFF Championship preparatory camp
Close

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Show more Accept