London: England captain John Terry believes that striker Wayne Rooney has another 10 years at the top now that he has found form again and rediscovered his appetite for the game.
Rooney ended a miserable run at international level as he grabbed a double, his first goals for the country in a year, when England thrashed Bulgaria 3-0 in the Euro 2012 qualifier.
“Wayne is flying again, he’s been excellent all week and he’s still very much at the forefront of this side,” Terry said.
“Everyone has been talking about younger players and older players, but Wayne doesn’t really fall into either category. He still has an awful lot to give over the next 10 years, I’m very confident of that.”
“He’s showed some great early form for Manchester United and just continued that when he linked up with England. He’s great to have around the camp as well, he never settles for anything less than winning, even in training, and his enthusiasm rubs off on the younger players,” he added.
Rooney is second in the England scoring chart for goals in qualification games after taking his tally to 16, four short of Michael Owen.
He is the fourth highest scorer in competitive games that include finals, too, with 20 goals and in seventh place overall in the list of the country’s scorers with 28.