Ex-England international, Wayne Rooney has revealed that there are some people who aren’t excited about how well England has been doing recently.
England has always been seen as a World power in football, but they have also carried around the unenviable tag of being an underachieving team with so much unrealised potential
But under the tutelage of Gareth Southgate, England got to the Semi Finals of the World Cup and looked quite while at it
With players such as Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Kieran Trippier and so on, the England team have a crop of players that can take them to the very top of World football.
Rooney was part of the old guard and he says he couldn’t be prouder of the team
“I know there are some ex-players who I’ve spoken to who can’t come to terms with England doing well,” Rooney said.
“That is wrong. I’m not like that. I’m a fan now. I want England to do well. I am proud to have played for England so many times and I always have been.
“I’ve had my time. I am happy with what I’ve contributed to the national team and I look forward now to the next few years and watching this team progress.”
Comparing the squads, Rooney said: “The team I played in had superstars, but this team has also got superstars.
“Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, John Stones – one of the best centre-backs in world football. England have got great players and they’ve also got young players.
“I think this is a great squad, with other players who can come in if there are injuries. I have also seen first-hand that they are getting coached right, with good ideas, and the players are responding well to that. Hopefully this team can be the one to bring a trophy home.
“Everyone can see the potential in the team is huge. They have come off the back of a hugely successful World Cup, but in a strange way I think the game against Spain will give them even more confidence than what they did in the summer. That was a massive result, to win away in Spain. To be around the squad, to see how Gareth is coaching, was great.”