England star Theo Walcott hoping to take friendly form into World Cup qualifiers
Theo Walcott says he was ‘on top of the world’ after helping England beat five-time World Cup winners Brazil.
The Arsenal forward was in good form at Wembley, proving a constant menace to the Brazilian defence in the Three Lions' 2-1 victory.
And it was his probing that led to England’s opening goal for Wayne Rooney before he made way for Aaron Lennon to a standing ovation in the second half.
He told FATV: "I started off a bit slowly, but got into the game and I was very happy with the way it ended.
“It was nice to get some applause from the fans, but starting is an important thing for me, training well and getting into the line-up.
"I now want to push on and keep that position.”
England will be back in action next month, with two World Cup qualifiers coming up in San Marino and Montenegro.
And the 23-year-old is hoping that the confidence and belief instilled in Roy Hodgson’s squad can be carried over into the competitive games.
He added: "Even if it is a friendly, we wanted to get something out of it, be in a competitive mood and I felt everyone was in that today.
"We've beaten Spain here at home as well, so I think we can push on in tournaments
"So hopefully we can win our next couple of qualifying matches and secure that.
"But you never know, if we defend well, look out for each other and believe in each other then I feel we can go very far.”
Watch the full interview with Walcott, his thoughts on the game and the performance of Arsenal team-mate Jack Wilshere below.