England captain expects long international career as he marks his 100th cap.


Wayne Rooney admits he has more years of international football ahead of him as he prepares for his 100th cap in the Euro 2016 Qualifier against Slovenia today.

Rooney, who has scored 43 goals for England since making his debut as a 17-year-old back in 2003, was named captain of England following Steven Gerrard's retirement from international football in the summer.

The 29-year-old will become the ninth player to reach 100 caps for England when he leads Roy Hodgson's side out at Wembley and he will also be the youngest of the 8 [Ashley Cole, Billy Wright, David Beckham, Peter Shilton, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Bobby Moore and Sir Bobby Charlton] to have reached 100 caps for the Three Lions.

"It is something I have really enjoyed doing," he said.

"It has always been a great honour to play for England and something I want to carry on doing for a lot more years."

Rooney also reflected on the good and bad moments in his international career.

"There have been some good moments and some bad moments," Rooney said

"I think the ultimate goal, which I've always said, is to win trophies and it something which we are working towards doing.

"To get 100 caps and join the players who reached that is a great honour for me and something I am proud of."

He added: "Those two players [Bobby Moore and Sir Bobby Charlton both won 1966 World Cup] are World Cup winners.

"It is not everyday someone can go around and say that.

"That's what I would like to join, be a World Cup winner. That would be amazing, of course, if we could do that.

"To play for my country so many times is a great achievement and I truly am honoured to be able to do that."


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