Wayne Rooney has more goals to offer for England, no reason to doubt him, says Phil Jagielka

Wayne Rooney has made an instant impact on his return to Everton and would be delighted to get the chance to play for his country again if England coach Gareth Southgate comes calling, club captain Phil Jagielka has said.

File image of Wayne Rooney. AFP

File image of Wayne Rooney. AFP

Rooney, who returned to his boyhood club from Manchester United last month, has scored both of Everton's Premier League goals this season in their 1-0 win over Stoke City and 1-1 draw at Manchester City.

The 31-year-old is being tipped for a return to the England squad ahead of next month's World Cup qualifying double-header against Malta and Slovakia.

"Wayne and his team mates never doubt him, so I am not sure why people would doubt him," Jagielka told the club website.

"He has proven when he is given a chance to play a number of games, he normally scores a number of goals, so his record for his country and his teams has been second to none.

"If England comes knocking, obviously he is younger than me and he has more goals to go for, so I am sure he will be happy. If not, we would be delighted he gets a rest and is ready to go for us."


Updated Date: Aug 23, 2017 16:48 PM

Also Watch

Social Media Star: Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Grover reveal how they handle selfies, trolls and broccoli
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 It's a Wrap: Soorma star Diljit Dosanjh and Hockey legend Sandeep Singh in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 Watch: Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh defies decades of prejudice by taking out baraat in Thakur-dominated Nizampur village
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 Maurizio Sarri, named as new Chelsea manager, is owner Roman Abramovich's latest gamble in quest for 'perfect football'

Also See