London: England football team captain Wayne Rooney said it was a “dream come true” to break Bobby Charlton’s record of scoring 49 goals.
The 29-year-old Manchester United striker, in a penalty against Switzerland in the Euro 2016 qualifier on Tuesday, took his tally to 50 goals.
His team beat the visitors 2-0.
“It’s a great feeling. I’ve been close for the last few games and it’s a dream come true. I’ve got a lot of football in me for England. I hope the goals don’t stop,” Rooney was quoted as saying by BBC Radio 5 live after the match.
“It’s a very special night for me and my family. A night I will never forget. I was very nervous stepping up to take the penalty,” he said.
“I knew it was such a big moment for me and my career. The players said to me afterwards it was like being at a concert because there were so many flashes from phones in the crowd,” the skipper added.
The striker was handed a commemorative England shirt by coach Roy Hodgson in the dressing room after the match, and the skipper then made a speech in front of his colleagues.
“Nights like this you don’t forget. When you create a bit of history it’s a great feeling. It was really nice of the players and the manager to present me with a shirt afterwards,” Rooney said.
First Published | 9 September 2015 12:57 PM