Keane returns to England fold after low point during Everton struggles

Kristopher Nichols
November 16, 2018

England's record goalscorer said he did not think his recall by...

"When you've had a bad game you don't want to go out for dinner".

While Keane went through a tough spell, he insists he used his experiences as a character-building exercise after overcoming a hairline fracture to the skull earlier this season.

"I think some of the boys have probably played with him for England before but for me it is a bit surreal", he said. "It's a dream come true so I'm really happy and really excited".

A year after announcing his retirement from the global game (as England's all-time leading goalscorer with 53 goals), Rooney has been granted an opportunity to say thanks to the England fans by current boss Gareth Southgate and the FA.

While the former Everton and Manchester United striker brings down the curtain on his England career, Southgate has the chance to test some of those at the end other end of their global career against the States.

It may be the ideal way to go out because, as he readily conceded, there were times when things were far from enjoyable.

The former Manchester United and Everton striker said Southgate is "fearless".

Rooney will appear in the game as a second-half substitute. So it was brilliant to have him around.

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"But we tried. We were unlucky, going out on penalties".

"I think he deserves it (Thursday's game)".

Earns his 116th cap in September 2016 to make him England's most-capped outfield player.

The fact he still plays at a high level and was in the Premier League and in England squads last season, plus had great success in his first few months at D.C. United, makes this situation a little different and a little more complex.

"Wayne is definitely one of them. I'm sure he will".

The son of former World Player of the Year and AC Milan legend George Weah told Sky Sports: "It's a dream come true, knowing that Wayne Rooney is going is going to be playing his last game and it will be my first time playing in England".

A glamour friendly clash with England at Wembley should help to further the 18-year-old's development, with Weah looking forward to testing himself against proven performers he is aiming to emulate. I had my first training session yesterday and it was unusual getting in amongst the players at training. "I'm not making any demands, my message to Gareth was "you get what you need out of me and when you feel it's right to bring me on that's fine for me".

"The one that stands out for me is the goal against Switzerland to break the record - a special moment for me, and something I'll always look back on", he said.

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