Internationals: Wayne Rooney says his England career will be 'pointless' without trophies
Striker Wayne Rooney says he will judge his England career on whether he finishes with any trophies.
Last Updated: 30/05/13 6:11pm
The Manchester United forward is only 27 but he won his 81st cap on Wednesday night, against the Republic of Ireland, and is already sixth on the all-time scorers list with 35 goals, 14 behind Bobby Charlton's record tally.
However, Rooney told Sport magazine: "Some people talk about records but I'm not really too fussed.
"I've always felt that, to be successful, you have to win trophies. I could end my career with England as record goalscorer and maybe even record caps-holder but, if you're not going to be successful, then it's pointless.
"I play for England to try and help England be successful, that's the aim. It's not to see how many caps or goals I can get, it's to see if I can get a winner's medal."
England now head to South America for a friendly against next year's World Cup hosts, Brazil, on Sunday.
Rooney is looking forward to the match and said: "I'm sure the stadium will be full and it will be an amazing atmosphere.
"You watch the South American games on TV and it looks brilliant, so it will be a great experience for us. I can't wait."
England are not yet certain of being present at the 2014 World Cup finals as they lie second in their group, two points behind Montenegro, who they drew with 1-1 in their most recent qualifier.
"I think it (recent form) could be a little bit better," said Rooney. "If we could've turned one or two of those draws into wins, we'd be in a great position.
"But they're tough games: Poland, Ukraine and then the last game away against Montenegro was obviously a tough game.
"But, if we win our next four, then we qualify top of the group. So it's down to us, really."