England international, Wayne Mark Rooney has indicated that he is not “coming into a retirement home” after signing for Everton from Manchester United. The former Everton player rejoins his boyhood club after leaving the club in 2004.
The 31 year old has joined Everton from Manchester United after spending 13 years at Old Trafford and ahead of linking up with his teammates, the English forward who was dropped from the squad when England played France and Scotland has indicated his desire to secure England return.
He told reporters;
“I think I always play like I’ve got a point to prove.”
“I’m ready to play and want to win”, he continued.
“I am excited and I’m looking at a challenge. I think it’s the right time in my career and I’m ready for it.
“It’s all right saying we are here to win trophies, and of course we want to. But it’s on us as a football club to do that. That’s why we have to make sure we do that”, the 31 year old added.
Rooney who is Manchester United’s and England all time scorer trained with his teammates before engaging the media alongside Everton’s manager, Ronald Koeman.
Koeman who is in line to manage Rooney said in the presser;
“We had a great striker like Romelu scoring 25 goals last season, but we needed more players with more productivity”.
“It’s what we need to improve. I’d rather have several players scoring 10 goals. Wayne can bring that to the team, he added.
When asked of the experience Rooney brings to Everton, Dutch Ronald Koeman was quick to say;
“The experience of Wayne is really important to bring over to the rest of the players. He is an example for the younger players. I think we have missed a player like Wayne to have that experience in the team”.
“So far we are doing good business and you will see in the next weeks, maybe we will do more”, the Dutch added.
Ross Barkley has been in the transfer news and when Koeman was asked about the transfer and how he will shape the club next season judging from almost the 100m pounds spent, he answered;
“It’s still too soon to talk about top four but we need to continue what we did last season and every club is trying to get good players”.
“If you want to win trophies, you have to like pressure. We have to get the type of players in who are used to that pressure.
“When Wayne and I spoke it was about ambition. He showed me in that meeting that he likes the pressure. We will have more pressure this season than last.
“Some players need pressure to get the most out of themselves. The qualities and ambition he showed me meant it was enough for me.”