Wayne Rooney prepared to wait for the opportunity to break England goalscoring record

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Wayne Rooney has once again attempted to play down talk of him becoming the England national team’s all-time leading goalscorer.

The Manchester United captain netted his 49th international goal for the Three Lions against San Marino at the weekend to draw level with legend Sir Bobby Charlton and his next goal will see the 29-year-old move out on his own at the top of the charts.

Rooney was denied the chance to create history in Serravalle as he was substituted early in the second half by manager Roy Hodgson and he will have the chance to claim goal number 50 in front of his home supporters against Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday night.

However, much like his attitude in the build up to he game against San Marino, the striker insists he is fully focused on helping his country maintain their 100% record in Euro 2016 qualification:

“Of course it would be nice to do it at Wembley. It’s an iconic stadium to everyone in England and around the world,” the Three Lions skipper said at a pre-match press conference [via Sky Sports].

“So it would be nice to do it, move on from that and concentrate on the team again as for me that’s the most important thing.”

“We have to try and win the game tomorrow [Tuesday] and finish the group top. If it happens tomorrow then great, but if it does not, it’s not something which will concern me. The main concern is the game,” Rooney added.

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Having qualified for next year’s major tournament in France with the 6-0 thrashing of the international minnows, the Three Lions will top Group E if they avoid defeat against the Swiss.

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