Rooney: my Wembley send-off has been planned for a year

Rooney: my Wembley send-off has been planned for a year

Rooney: my Wembley send-off has been planned for a year

"When things weren't going well at half-time he'd have a pop at the whole squad". "There were maybe times when I didn't enjoy it as much as I should", he said.

"When you're in that mode you don't want to admit there is pressure to perform". "It wouldn't be fair for me to be coming back and making them move again".

"I think he deserves it (Thursday's game)".

"The players are very keen Wayne wears the number 10", Southgate told a news conference on Thursday.

The recall has devalued the occasion they said, for all that the charitable collections outside the stadium are to be welcomed.

"Everyone's entitled to their opinion". I'm not asking people to agree with it. "It's been a really good experience for a lot of the players who haven't worked with him before", he said. "As a country, we haven't done anything like this before".

The pair also worked together at LA Galaxy during a time when first David Beckham and, more recently, Ashley Cole played for the Major League Soccer club.

A late goal from Patrick Reichelt gifted the Philippines a 1-0 win against Singapore in their second Group B match at the ongoing 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup on November 13.

"I think what is important, as well as that the game is going to go ahead and that I'm going to take part, is that there would be money raised for the children as well in the Wayne Rooney Foundation which is important to me". "My youngest boy has never had the opportunity to see me in an England shirt". "It was the right decision to make".

The striker is the country's all-time leading goalscorer with 53 goals. It will be my last game.

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Southgate will take the chance to tap into Rooney's knowledge around the farewell.

The 33-year-old also corrected a reporter's assertion that he had not been called-up since that point, pointing to the fact he retired on his terms when Gareth Southgate tried to recall him in August 2017. "It's nice to be back here, turning up and meeting players again".

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Now the MLS season is over, there has been speculation that the former Manchester United man could return to the Premier League on loan.

"I thought they would be good enough to have a go at a World Cup, but maybe the next one (2022) rather than in Russian Federation".

Neither Rooney nor the FA had wished to distract from England's World Cup preparations with a match before now. These players seem comfortable in each other's company.

"When I first came into the England squad, he welcomed me and put an arm round me and made me feel like I am at home".

"But my time has been and gone". Some good games, some bad games. That's the story of my England career.

"When I was young, growing up you think of Wayne Rooney as England and all of the stuff he has done for his club and country it is unbelievable".

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