And Antonio, part of the England squad when Rooney was still playing for the Three Lions in 2016, backed the decision to hand the DC United striker a shock recall.
Wayne Rooney is all set to win his 120th and final (you'd assume) global cap when he turns out for England one last time at Wembley. "It is going to be a huge night for Wayne and it is important we honour him for all of his achievements throughout his career".
Rooney is set to be joined by his children during a pre-match guard of honour that will end with him collecting a memento from Football Association chairman Greg Clarke, before returning to the field in the second half as skipper.
"The players are very keen that Wayne wears the number ten".
He added: "I just feel the managers we had were good, but if you're asking were they at a level of a Spain or German manage, or Italian manager?"
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Southgate was saddened that Rooney had faced such questions.
He said: "It has been disappointing to see him having to defend his inclusion in the game".
"The more important thing is that within the England group we value what he has done, when you are in the dressing room and share the dressing room with someone you know". He was at the front and centre of England from the age of 17. "I feel like I can score goals so I'm just hoping I can stay fit, in form and get some opportunities". "It is incredible to live your life and grow up in that spotlight and excel within it".
"We will give him enough so that I think it is fitting. but we also want to make sure we get the balance of looking at younger players, giving them the right amount of time and making sure our preparation for Sunday is right is another priority".
And Rosenior finds the parallel between Rooney and Borussia Dortmund youngster Jadon Sancho - gearing up for his full debut this evening - an interesting one. Every time I was selected as a player or captain was a real privilege and I thank everyone who helped me. In terms of Ronald Koeman when he was there, we spoke about Fulham, it's unbelievable Everton were the same thing in terms of spending but with no real plan, and Wayne was a part of that.