Rooney refit the position in the national team
Wayne Rooney finally spoke to the media about his decision to return to a career at Goodison Park, having left his childhood club Everton for 13 years.
He also admitted that his decision to leave Manchester United in the summer transfer market this year based on his desire to still get regular play time.
Rooney is very hopeful, with his decision to rejoin the Toffees, he will get the time he needs to play to convince Gareth Southgate, that he is still capable of playing the role of The Three Lions Skipper for the next few years.
Speaking to the media about the transfer process back to Goodison Park, the 31-year-old striker said, “I will be very focused on playing for Everton, and with the time I play, Southgate will have only two options: putting me back into the squad Major UK or get rid of me for good.
“I just hope to be able to give my best performance for this club, until Southgate will no longer ignore my existence. Currently, I do not feel in the saturation point or have a very rapid decline in my career as a football player.
“Coach MU, Jose has been talking to me before, maybe this is the best time for me to rethink my future as a player, and leaving United is the best, for myself as well as for the club.
“I also feel that with the ideal playing time, I can show my capacity as an attacker, and that’s what I hope now I can get along with Everton. Am I frustrated with the lack of playing time? Of course, throughout my career, I always play as a top choice, and when I have to see my teammates play off the bench I feel left out. ”
In addition, Rooney also expressed his desire to build The Toffees into a championship club along with Ronald Koeman, stating, “We have an ambitious team, we want to keep looking ahead, and try to push ourselves to the title.