He received the ball several meters outside Gor Mahia’s box, he saw their goalkeeper a few meters away from his goal line, and he didn’t need to think twice. He fired, he scored.
— Everton (@Everton) July 13, 2017
To score for Everton again is a great feeling. It’s something I’ve been thinking of for the last couple of weeks, once I knew the move was happening
Wayne Rooney told EvertonTV after their 2-1 friendly win over the current Kenyan Premier League leaders, in a game that was held in front of tens of thousands of fans in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Thankfully, I’ve done it, and that 45 minutes will only help. I was pleased with it. It’s a good start but I think we have to improve still
the 31-year-old said, after his… second debut for the Toffees.
It’s early days and we knew it would be a tough game in tough conditions but I thought we did well. It’s always important to win the game but I think the most important thing today was we all got a good 45 minutes under our belts. Obviously there’s things we can do better but the most important thing is getting the minutes under your belt
Rooney added, kind of relieved, maybe, to have put the ‘first goal after return’ thing behind him that soon.