More to come, vows Rooney

Date published: Sunday 14th June 2015 9:58

Rooney scored his 48th international goal to move level with Gary Lineker and one behind Sir Bobby Charlton in the list of England’s leading goalscorers as England completed a 3-2 victory against Slovenia.

The win means England maintained their perfect record in the European Qualifiers and stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games this season, but Rooney believes there is more to come from Roy Hodgson’s side.

“It’s a great feeling not just for myself but the whole team are proud of the achievement to go a full season unbeaten,” he said.

“I don’t think it’s happened for a long time it’s a great achievement from the lads and we need to kick on.”

England were made to work hard for their victory in Ljubljana after going behind in the first half through Milivoje Novakovic’s 37th-minute strike.

Hodgson’s men hit back through Jack Wilshere’s second-half brace but were pegged back by Nejc Pecni’s header with just six minutes remaining.

However, Rooney, who missed two golden opportunities during the second half, was the hero for England in the end and he believes his side deserved their victory.

He added: “It was a tough game. I thought we showed great character in the second half. We put in a good performance and deserved the win.

“We’ve been working on playing with a lot of energy and controlling the game. Then when we get the chance to make sure we go and hurt our opponents,” he said.

“We were delighted with our performance, especially in the second half and it shows what a good team we’ve got at the moment.”

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