Rooney has well and truly hit the nail on the head here.
In the wake of the terrorist attacks in the French capital on Friday night, it had been mooted that England's friendly with France could be cancelled.
However, the game is set to go ahead, as the two nations look to make a stand against the attackers and show the world they won't be intimidated.
English fans have been urged to join in with the French team when they sing La Marseillaise before the game in respect of those who fell in the attacks. With the words being placed on the massive screens in the stadium, we're all expecting the Wembley crowd and the English players to join in.
And ahead of the clash, England and Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney, has spoken very frankly about football's role in the wake of the attacks.
With England losing Fabian Delph, Jamie Vardy and Michael Carrick, we could see a very young Three Lions side take on Didier Deschamps' Les Bleus team on Tuesday evening, and whatever the result, the occasion will be a victory for football and even the most hardened England fan could not begrudge a France victory given the circumstances.