Wayne Rooney became England’s most capped outfield player when he was awarded his 116th cap by new manager Sam Allardyce in Sunday’s opening 2018 World Cup qualifier away to Slovakia.
Team captain Rooney, 30, surpasses his former England team-mate David Beckham, who was capped 115 times by his country.
“I think it is always important and an honour to represent your country,” Rooney said on the eve of the game in Trnava.
“To do it the second-most times will be great, but tomorrow (Sunday) is about the team, about getting three points.
“I’m sure one day in the future I will look back, but for now I’m looking to the game tomorrow and nothing else.”