Wayne Rooney looks forward to his England farewell
Rooney admits it will be nice to play freely for the Three Lions at Wembley
November 14th, 2018
On Thursday evening, Wembley Stadium will be on its feet to salute Wayne Rooney who is set to make a 120th and final appearance for England as he calls time on an international career which has seen him be the most important player for the national team in the space of a generation.
Rooney will feature against the USA during the international friendly and the player admits that he wished he had enjoyed his time with the Three Lions more, with the former Manchester United striker admitting he put too much pressure on himself during his time playing for the country.
“There were maybe times when I didn’t enjoy it as much as I should,” he said.
“That was down to the pressure I put on myself which, obviously when you’re in that mode, you don’t want to admit is there. I’ve stepped back from that now and can analyse it, and see it was there.
“It makes you try too hard, makes you anxious, so you don’t enjoy it as much as you should. It affects your performance, because you play your best football and put in your best performances when you’re enjoying playing. And I’m going to enjoy Thursday.”