Watch Wayne Rooney deliver heartfelt changing-room speech after becoming England's record goalscorer

'It means the world to me'

James Orr
Wednesday 09 September 2015 08:11
Wayne Rooney gives speech to his team-mates after the match
Wayne Rooney gives speech to his team-mates after the match

Here is Wayne Rooney delivering a heartfelt speech after becoming England's record goalscorer last night.

The 29-year-old's penalty in the 2-0 Euro 2016 qualifier win over Switzerland at Wembley Stadium took his total to 50, one more than Sir Bobby Charlton.

Rooney was presented with a commemorative shirt by England manager Roy Hodgson in the changing room after the game and made a short speech to his team-mates. In a video of the speech released by the FA, Rooney said: “Hopefully for the team and for myself there will be a lot more to come, we can be successful and hopefully a lot of the younger lads - Harry [Kane] coming through, Ross [Barkley], Raheem [Sterling], can come close and even pass me in the future. So I am grateful, it means the world to me and thank you very much.”


Hodgson said that Rooney had told his team-mates that he wanted to score more. “The players greeted him with great delight while that shirt was given to him. I provoked him to give a speech, a very good speech but fairly short as it should be. The one thing I can tell you about it was how proud he was to have achieved that, how determined he is not to stop at 50. That was good.”

“I know Wayne well enough to know he's really delighted tonight. It's a proud moment for him and his family,” he added.

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