Rooney wants to be England’s record goal scorerJune 5th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun.5 (ANI): Ace striker Wayne Rooney has said he wants to get his name engraved in the record books as the man to score 50 goals for England.
Rooney said he wants to better the 49-goal record of Sir Bobby Charlton, who even after 37 years of retiring from the game, is still England’s leading goal scorer.
“Of course I would love to become the leading England goal-scorer.I’m still a long way away, but it’s something I am looking at and it would be a privilege if I could do that. Looking at the way my career has gone, I do think it’s possible,” The Mirror quoted Rooney, as saying.
Rooney, off late has been in an awesome form, and has hit the net seven times in his last five games under Fabio Capello.
He is particularly thrilled to have got back the license to attack with England, which was denied by the Manchester United during the Champions League.
“I’m enjoying playing for England a lot more now. In previous times there has been a bit of frustration and that was because of the way we played. We weren’t as good as we all thought. There was a lot of expectation and we didn’t deliver, and that was frustrating at times,” he said.
Rooney probably also hinted United boss Sir Alex Ferguson that he enjoyed playing his natural game that of a striker rather than playing a mere passer on the left wing of the pitch.
“The position I play for England is the one I like playing most. Obviously, I haven’t played that position for a while for United. Of course it’s the manager’s choice, but I’ve always said my best position is playing up front. So I’m enjoying doing that with England,” he said. (ANI)
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