Rooney: My final England cap is an honour
At the start of our interview, Wayne Rooney discusses his imminent England farewell at Wembley Stadium...
Q: Pulling on the England shirt for one last time, what an amazing moment it's going to be for you! “Yeah, it'll be great. Obviously, a proud moment. I've always been very proud to play for England, so to have the opportunity to do it one last time will be a huge honour for me and something I’m going to enjoy, look forward to and the minute to get on the pitch I’m excited for, so it’s a special moment and something I’m extremely proud of.” Q: You must be proud really when you reflect on your England career as a whole. Obviously, record goal scorer, you’ve played in all of these top competitions. You must be proud to have that record for your country… “Yeah, of course and to have any record is always great. To have your record for your country which, not just a record that’s stood for so long, I think 40 or 50 years or whatever it was, to obviously get that record is something special which I’ll always remember. I’m obviously grateful to the FA for giving me the opportunity to have this last game or part of the game and almost of a way of saying thank you to the fans who are great with me and obviously to try and raise money for the children’s charities which are involved with the game.”