‘Some ex-players can’t come to terms with England doing well’, says Rooney

first_img Rooney in action during England’s victory over the USA 4 BEST OF Rooney announced his retirement from international football in August 2017, but came back to the England set-up to earn his final cap during their 3-0 win over the USA on Thursday.And the 33-year-old suggested some ex-players are jealous of what Gareth Southgate’s men are achieving.He said: “I know some ex-players I’ve spoken to can’t come to terms with England doing well.“That is wrong. I’m not like that. I’m a fan now. I want England to do well.” Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Win, lose or draw against Croatia – the future looks bright for this latest batch of England stars Wayne Rooney says some former England internationals “can’t come to terms” with the current team’s success.It’s been a memorable 2018 for the Three Lions so far, having reached the World Cup semi-finals in the summer before impressively beating Spain in the UEFA Nations League last month. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade “I have given everything when playing for England and I’ve tried to make us successful. Sometimes everything just isn’t enough.“I’ve had my time and it didn’t quite work out in terms of trophies.”England play Croatia in their final Nations League group match at Wembley on Sunday – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT – kick-off 2pm. 4 The former Manchester United and Everton man enjoyed limited success internationally despite being England’s record goalscorer.England never made it beyond the quarter-final stage at a major tournament during Rooney’s international career that started in February 2003 but he said he was happy with what he achieved in a Three Lions jersey.Rooney added: “I’m happy with what I’ve contributed to the national team and I look forward now to the next few years and watching this team progress.”“I wouldn’t say I regret never winning a trophy with England. Latest Football News RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Getty no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED ADVICE MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 4 huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury England had a brilliant World Cup campaign in Russia REVEALED A victory will see Gareth Southgate’s men reach next summer’s finals and Rooney was upbeat about England’s “great young squad.”REVEALED: What England need to do to go through or avoid relegation from Nation’s League groupRooney added: “They called the team I played in the ‘golden generation’ but this team has also got superstars like Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and John Stones.“This is a great young squad with other players who can come in if there are injuries.“To win any trophy would be great for England – and hopefully this team can be the ones to bring that home.” Rooney is England’s record goalscorer but never came close to winning silverware on the international stage 4last_img read more