The Three Lions face France, Sweden and Ukraine in Group D of the competition, and will be without the Manchester United forward for the first two games as he is suspended.
Despite this, Rooney has called on the England team to show their ability this summer.
“The last two tournaments have ended in disappointment. Now is the time to put that right,” The Daily Mail report the attacker as saying.
“We know as players that we’ve been expected to do better than we have done in recent years. We understand that when you play for England you’re there to be shot at.
“We need to be sure we give our all and that when the tournament comes we try to win.
“If we do that and we’re not good enough then we’ll hold our hands up. But I think you go into a tournament hoping you can win it.
“I don’t see why we can’t win it. We’ve certainly got the players and the quality. The new manager coming in has lifted the players and everybody. We know we’re good enough to get to the semi-finals or the final, so that’s the aim,” he confirmed.
By Gareth McKnight