Premier League
EPL Home
Football League
World Cup 2014
Euro Football Home
Russian Premier
Ligue 1
La Liga
Football Italiano
International Home
World Cup 2010
Euro 2012 Stadiums
Euro 2012
Denmark 2011
AFCON 2013
About Us
Write for us
Contact Us

Rooney desperate for World Cup success

Bookmark and Share

By Jonathan Nightingale

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Manchester United and England star Wayne Rooney has admitted that earning 100 caps for his country will mean little if he cannot inspire success alongside it, Sky Sports is reporting.

The striker currently boasts 89 caps to his name and is likely to hit the 100 mark later this year, but England’s talisman says that winning something for his country will mean more to him.

England currently have only won the 1966 World Cup and it will be 48 years this summer since they were crowned champions of the World, and Rooney is hungry for success.

He said: “There is no point playing for England 150 times or 100 times if you don’t win anything and then looking back at your caps.

"That number is irrelevant if you have won nothing. That’s the way I look at it. You want to be part of a team that makes history and wins something for England.

"Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to play for your country and it’s a great feeling and an honour but once you are doing it you want to be successful.”

Rooney will be appearing at his third World Cup Finals since bursting onto the international scene during Euro 2004, where he became the youngest scorer in competition history, before being topped just four days later by Swiss youngster Johan Vonlanthen.

And the former Everton man will be hoping to make a big impact with a youthful England squad come June, with England battling Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica.

View the latest World Cup 2014 odds and betting here

Related Articles


Arteta set to seal new Arsenal contract


Man Utd hopeful of signing Ings


Looking for a job in football? Submit your CV now


Man City eye defender Laporte


Chelsea vs Man Utd - Premier League preview and team news


Get your Premier League tickets with World Ticket Shop


Falcao to Valencia depending on Negredo and Man City





Email Address *


Please enter code on left.

Terms & Conditions

* A valid email is required to submit a comment. Your email will not be displayed on this or any other website, nor will it be passed to any 3rd parties. For more information please see the terms and conditions.


No Comments have been posted yet





Follow us...




Premier League Football News

ArsenalAston VillaChelseaEvertonFulhamLiverpoolManchester CityManchester UtdNewcastle UtdNorwich City
ReadingQueens Park RangersSouthamptonStoke CitySunderlandSwansea CityTottenham HotspurWest Bromwich AlbionWest HamWigan Athletic






Kick Football News