Wayne Rooney confident of strong England showing at 2014 World Cup
England will be heading to Brazil next summer providing that they beat Poland on Tuesday, with Roy Hodgson’s team having largely impressed when beating Montenegro 4-1 on Friday night.
October 13th, 2013
Wayne Rooney broke the deadlock in this match and the Manchester United forward feels as though the Three Lions squad are capable of acquitting themselves well in South America, with the player hoping to forge a strong partnership with Daniel Sturridge in attack.
“We have to reach the finals first, but I am sure once we do that the manager will have a few games to prepare for the tournament,” the Manchester United striker said.
“We have got some very exciting players, young exciting players.
“I think all the talk about ‘there’s not enough good English players’ – well, we have got six, seven or eight young players.
“Andros did great, he’s an exciting player with a great future and then you have (Danny) Welbeck, (Daniel) Sturridge, (Phil) Jones, (Chris) Smalling, (Jack) Wilshere, (Alex) Oxlade-Chamberlain, (Theo) Walcott – the players we have got there, there’s some talent.
“So, we are happy with the squad we have got and are looking forward to the future.”
Rooney is once again enjoying his football for club and country after previously falling out with Sir Alex Ferguson towards the end of last season, with his goal against the Montenegrins ensuring he is now England’s top scorer in competitive matches.
“It was a vital goal and I’m sure Michael Owen won’t be too pleased,” Rooney said.
“It would be great to try and get a goal to get us there (on Tuesday) and then obviously score goals in the World Cup because I’ve not done that yet.”