Wayne Rooney has stated that he is looking forward to playing for England, and has targeted six points from the side’s next two games.
Fabio Capello’s men take on Bulgaria on Friday night before hosting Wales at Wembley on Tuesday.
“I’m looking forward to getting back playing for England, playing well, and helping us get the points we need,” the Manchester United striker told The Telegraph.
“I think it’ll be a really tough game, Bulgaria away. I’m sure it’ll be a good atmosphere and a difficult game to come away with three points from.
“Wales are a good team but I’d like to think we’ve got enough to beat them at home. So hopefully we can come away from those two games with six points,” he continued.
The Manchester United striker scored a hat-trick against Arsenal on Sunday in a stunning 8-2 victory, but has stated he will be focussed on the task at hand rather than teasing international team-mate Theo Walcott.
“We’re here to concentrate on England. We want Theo at his best so I don’t really want him to remember that result,” the 25-year-old said.
England currently sit on top of Group G on goal difference, with 11 points from five games, the same as closest rivals Montenegro.