London: Wayne Rooney will receive his 120th and final cap at Wembley on Thursday. The 33-year-old was called up which sparked some major controversies.
Currently, he is playing club football in the MLS. But a call for recognising the greatest player has been on the rage for quite a sometime.
Major proponents of the call are Liam Rosenior, The Mail on Sunday’s chief sports writer Oliver Holt. Holt and Rosenior argue that England does not do much to pay tribute to the greatest players like Rooney. Holt said, “I think it is great we’re doing it. In contrast to the USA, we’re incredibly bad at saying thank you to our greatest players”.
He further added, “The other day, when Frank Lampard went back to Chelsea with Derby as manager, he wasn’t moaning but made a casual mention of the fact he never got to say goodbye at Chelsea-we are very glad at just booting players out of the door”.
He said that Frank Lampard and Rooney are the greatest players of Football. Rosenior commented that Rooney’s link-up with England Squad this week indicates a plethora of anticipation. Rooney made his debut against Australia in 2003. Rosenior added, “I have had the pleasure of meeting Wayne on many occasions and he has won that English shirt with pride“. Rooney has won five premier league titles.
The 33-year-old will make his final international appearance against USA today.