Wayne Rooney feels enormously proud for England

first_imgEngland legend Wayne Rooney is not sorry for missing out on the last World Cup, he is actually quite content with The Three Lions’ recent success.As one of the most competitive animals that England has produced in a long time, it would only be natural if Wayne Rooney felt a little bit envious of his compatriots when they reached that historic World Cup semifinal during the summer.But the DC United player is very happy with the career that he led with the national team, as well as the top scoring record that he left after parting ways with the squad.When asked about the experience of watching England as a fan, Rooney gave the most honest answer and proved that he truly is a legend because he feels happy for all his teammates who experienced that historic moment during the World Cup.“It was great to watch the games. The last time I watched England and wasn’t part of the set up was when I was 16, just 17,” said Rooney on BBC Sport.“So to go back to that and watch as a fan rather than having those connections as being a part of it was different to what I was used to – it was great to chill out, watch the games and support the team.”“I have seen players in the past who have retired and they maybe don’t want England to do well, I’ve spoken to players who have had that opinion.”“But as an England fan I obviously wanted them to go one step further [at the 2018 World Cup] and get to the final, where anything can happen.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I think they have brought a bit of pride back to the England set-up. I felt the timing was right when I retired from England, not only for myself but I think for the team.”“It was the right decision to let the team move on and it was the right time. I have no regrets,” he concluded.Wayne Rooney | Record breaker.The @England record goalscorer celebrates his birthday today 🎈Have a great day, @WayneRooney. pic.twitter.com/0GEYIvlP0R— Wembley Stadium (@wembleystadium) October 24, 2018last_img