Wayne Rooney will be the captain of the English national team at the world qualification with Scotland on Friday, confirmed the manager of the English team Gareth Southgate. The 31-year-old striker was in a poor shape and stayed out of the team of the British for the match with Slovenia a month ago, finished in a draw of 0:0.
`He is now in better shape compared to the last time we were together. He is now much more confident. He has been playing well in recent matches adviced by www.fixfootballpicks.com at Manchester United. His experience is extremely important. On a team with a lot of energy and potential we need experienced players.`, commented Southgate at a press conference.
England and Scotland have not played in an official match between them since 1999.
`This really is a great game. If you are looking at history, it`s not a normal match. The boys realize its importance. It`s not just a match between England and Scotland, and World Cup qualification.``, commented Jordan Henderson, who was captain of the team of England in the match vs. Slovenia a month ago.
The English are the first in the qualifying Group E with an asset of 7 points, while the Scots have 4 points for the fourth position.