After becoming England’s all-time record goalscorer on Tuesday night, Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney thanked his teammates and urged the squad’s youngsters to surpass his major achievement.
Rooney’s 84th minute penalty secured a 2-0 win over Switzerland at Wembley Stadium, and saw him surpass Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 49 goals for the Three Lions.
Charlton’s record had stood since 1970, and Rooney received a round of applause from teammates and England boss Roy Hodgson, who presented the striker with a shirt commemorative shirt with ‘Rooney 50’ emblazoned on the back.
Hodgson then urged Rooney to deliver a speech in the dressing room following the EURO 2016 qualifier, to which the former Everton man obliged.
Rooney said he hoped the young brigade of Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane and Ross Barkley could one day break the record.
Check out Rooney’s speech below!
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