It has been reported that Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has his eyes set on the FIFA World Cup in 2018.
The England skipper equaled Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 49 goals on the weekend, and could break it on Tuesday night against Switzerland, but he insists his main aim is to represent the Three Lions in the World Cup in Russia in three years’ time.
“I feel I’ve got still quite a lot of games left to play for England,” said the striker who would be almost 33 by the time next World Cup arrives.
“If I was sat here saying ‘I just want to get 50 goals’ then I’d be lying.
“I’d be disappointed if I ended my England career on 50 goals. I want to kick on and try to score as many goals as I can. I’ve still got plenty of games to do that. Hopefully by the time I finish playing it will be more goals than 50.
“As long as the manager wants me to play, then I will be available to play and realistically 2018 is a target for me, to go and play that World Cup.
“If I still feel 100 percent fit for England, and I can do my job, then we will see what happens after that.
“But I won’t be one to say I’m not available for selection. I’m sure it’ll probably be the manager’s choice more than mine. It’s a huge honour to play for England.”