Wright wrote in The Sun: "What I AM saying is that the tournament, especially at the home of the Samba boys, is one which can turn good players into legends.
"For someone like Wayne, that is exactly what brings out the best. And believe me, stages don't come any bigger than the one we all hope England are gracing next summer.
"I've said for a few weeks Rooney is a man who thrives with an arm around the shoulder. A man who needs to feel the love and, when he does, someone who repays you tenfold.
"Wayne has had a rough time of late, yet still produced a breathtaking moment of footballing genius. Not the first occasion he's done it either.
"But he's not the only one, either. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's display when he came off the bench was breathtaking for someone so young and raw.
"The way the Ox took to it was just like he was playing with his mates in the street. And what a goal to remember his big night."