Thursday, 5th June, 2014

England forward Wayne Rooney feels his side deserved to win against Ecuador, following their 2-2 draw with the South American nation in a World Cup friendly last night.

Ecuador stormed into an eighth-minute lead through Enner Valencia at the Sun Life Stadium before Rooney restored parity in the 29th minute.

New Liverpool signing Rickie Lambert then put the Three Lions in front in the 51st minute, but Roy Hodgson’s side failed to protect their lead as Michael Arroyo equalised for Ecuador after 19 minutes.

And Rooney, who admitted England were not at their fluent best last night, however felt the Three Lions did enough to deserve a victory in their penultimate World Cup warm-up fixture.


"I think we done enough to win the game," he told the FA’s official site.

"We created a few chances and it was quite difficult at times.

“We got caught a couple of times on the counter attack through our own cause, but overall I thought we deserved to win it.”

Rooney, who scored his 39th goal for England when he netted the equaliser, was proud with his strike.

"I always enjoy scoring for England, it's a great honour and something I'm proud of," he added.

England will next face Honduras in their final World Cup warm-up match on Saturday.

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