Wayne Rooney believes England’s’Golden Generation’ may have”won everything” when they’d functioned under a director of Pep Guardiola’s calibre.
Rooney, who has 120 capsand England, stared but never improved beyond the quarter-final stage.
He thinks England’s disappointing record was down to instruction as opposed to a deficiency of talent.
“I watch [England] with enthusiasm and joy when they’re winning,” he informed the Wayne Rooney Podcast.
“You look at our team 10 years ago and arguably we had the best group of players in soccer.
“Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, Ashley Cole, [Steven] Gerrard, [Paul] Scholes, [Frank] Lampard, [David] Beckham, myself, Michael Owen – our staff afterward, when we had a Guardiola with this particular group of players, then we’d have won everything, no doubt about it.”
Rooney is the record goalscorer before Sir Bobby Charlton, four using 53 of England.
However he believes present England captain Harry Kane – that has scored 26 goals for England – is capable of overtaking that record.
“I never carry goals for granted, I love scoring them. After I need to 35 for England, I could feel that the record becoming shut,” Rooney said.
“I really don’t think that it’ll endure for 50 years like Bobby Charlton’s, I believe Harry Kane, possibly the subsequent a few years will… He is an excellent goalscorer and his record for England is superb.
“Once I got the album and then went back for my final match I stated it would be an honour to go and introduce him such as Bobby Charlton introduced me with the golden boot and I am convinced it will not be before long.”
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