London, May 26 (ANI): Manchester United star Wayne Rooney is imagining himself resplendent in his club’s change strip of all white, cracking in the winning goal in the Champions League final before lifting the famous trophy high above his head.
“Since we won the Premier League, I have been thinking about the final every day. You think about scoring in it and winning it and that helps you prepare. Before every game I can picture myself scoring and doing good things in the game. I ask the kitman the day before a match what kit we are wearing, so I can think about myself in the proper strip. I can see myself picking up the trophy now!” The Sun quoted Rooney, as saying.
Despite all the fame and fortune, though, he is still very much a kid who just enjoys the game.
Rooney, 23, added: “I dream as much as I ever did.
“There’s a lot of money in football. But if I wasn’t playing for United I’m sure that I would be playing Sunday League with my mates, because I love football. I will watch whatever match is on TV and, if I’ve missed one, I will watch a recording,” he said.
“I’m really looking forward to it and, on the back of winning the league, we will be going in with a lot of confidence. It has been a very demanding season. It gets more difficult every year. Other teams are getting better and it’s harder to retain the Premier League and the Champions League as well. It’s really difficult and you have to be really fit. But I think the buzz from Moscow has helped us. When we won it, there was a great celebration,” he added.
“We wanted to feel that again and we’ve realised now in Europe what the style of play is that you need to be successful,” he said. (ANI)