Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is the right choice to also skipper the England national football team as he has a strong presence in the locker room, refuses to be anonymous on the pitch and is unafraid to shout at any member of the roster if the situation calls for it. That is the view of Rooney's international predecessor John Terry, who has talked-up the Englishman's playing ability to Sky Sports.
"For me he is still one of the best players in the world and the right choice for the captain," said Terry, of Chelsea.
"He’s a leader in the dressing room, on the training field and he sets the example on a daily basis. Believe me, I’ve been on the end of a few of the shouts from him," the Chelsea centre back added.
England are threatening to respond in a positive manner after the poor form produced throughout the recent 2014 World Cup tournament in Brazil, as Roy Hodgson's Lions secured a vital 2-0 win against Switzerland in Basel. It may only have been the opening match in a long qualifying campaign for the 2016 European Championships, but for many commentators it represented the trickiest test - one which England passed with aplomb.
Rooney could have had a key role to play backstage, Terry implies, as the Manchester United athlete calls it as he sees it and does not mind telling players, whether prospects or accomplished internationals, if they are under-performing - either on the field, or on the training ground.
Terry said: "When you’re not performing well in training he’s the first one to let you know that it’s important you win. That’s the mentality and it’s important you get back to that.
"Now he’s captain he’s under more scrutiny and under the eye. It’s important Wayne remains calm. He has grown up an awful lot over the last few years and for me he is 100% the right man for the job."