The Arsenal forward was pleased to get his first Wembley goal in win over Scotland
England 3-2 Scotland
Teenage Cancer Trust International
8pm, Wednesday 14 August 2013
By Jamie Bradbury at Wembley
was grateful to finally get his first Wembley goal as England beat Scotland 3-2
The Arsenal forward was making his 17th appearance under the arch as the Three Lions met their old rivals for the first time in 14 years.
And Walcott broke his duck in the 29th minute, levelling matters at 1-1 following a great pass from Tom Cleverley down the right.
"I finally got that goal at Wembley, it's a great game to get it.
"I made a great run, Tom played a fantastic ball beyond the left back and my touch wasn't great to be honest but managed to get it on my left foot and put it inside the near post," recalled The 24-year-old, whose four previous England goals had come on the road.
"The goalkeeper probably didn't expect it, but I was very grateful that I got that goal. The most important thing was to get the win."
He continued: "It means a lot, even if it's only a friendly, but it's a massive tie and hopefully these fixtures will happen a bit more often.
"It was a great occasion for the fans, both sets were absolutely fantastic, they made this game very special for us all."
He revealed "[The dressing room] was very loud, everyone knew their jobs, everyone wanted to win this game and everyone knew how important this was for each other and for the fans, you've got those bragging rights as well."
Walcott's strike was his fifth for his country and brought his side back on terms following James Morrison's opener for the visitors.
Gordon Strachan's team went in front again early in the second half through Kenny Miller, but goals from Danny Welbeck and debutant Rickie Lambert turned the tide in England's favour.
The Three Lions held on for a famous victory over their neighbours, and Walcott praised the team for their character to come back twice to win the game
"It shows just how strong we are getting, we don't want to concede goals, but it was the reaction that we had," said Walcott.
"It's difficult to come back from goals at international level but this game was always going to be difficult.
"But it shows the fitting spirit we have in the dressing room from such young and blessed talent, so there's some good things to come."
He added: "The manager pulled us to one side to reflect on the game. Also he won't be seeing us for a while, so he just wanted to reflect for the games ahead.
"It was a great performance, that's what he said. It was always going to be difficult and he's very happy with the performance."
Next up for England is their World Cup Qualifier at Wembley on 6 September. They also have two matches coming up at home in October against group rivals Montenegro and Poland. For ticket details visit www.TheFA.com/Tickets