Wayne Rooney hopes to captain England again after San Marino win
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney reveals he hopes to captain England again after leading them to a 5-1 win against San Marino
Wayne Rooney has revealed he wants to captain England again after the Manchester United striker led the Three Lions to a 5-1 victory over San Marino on Friday.
The 26-year-old scored twice as England moved to the top of Group H ahead of their next 2014 World Cup qualifier against Poland on Tuesday night.
Steven Gerrard is set to return from suspension and reclaim the armband for the trip to Warsaw, but Rooney is hoping to skipper the Three Lions again in the future.
“It won’t be a different way I look at the game or the way I try to do things,” Rooney told the Telegraph.
“I always try to talk to my team-mates and I feel I can help them.
“It’s something that I was lucky to have when I was younger and it’s something which I feel it’ll benefit them.”
“If you can get the opportunity to captain your country, it’s something which I think – as a player – you need to grab with both hands.
“In the future, hopefully that’ll happen. But, at the minute, Steven’s our captain and he’ll lead by example for us.”
He added: “To actually lead a team out, you look up, you see the crowd and – the atmosphere – it’s quite a feeling.
“To captain your country at Wembley is the greatest honour you can have.
“It’s something that, as a young boy, you dream of and to actually do it is a great honour for me something which I’ll take and cherish for the rest of my life.”