Rooney said of England's hat-trick hero: “Theo was brilliant, he gives us something different. He’s probably the quickest player I’ve seen. Against Andorra, he showed glimpses of what he can do. He can be brilliant.
“Sven saw his talent and picked him for the 2006 World Cup. It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster for him.
“But I think after the last two performances he can hold down a place in the Arsenal team — and also do it for England.”