Theo Walcott scored twice in England’s 6-0 defeat of San Marino on Saturday, and was happy to get on the scoresheet.
The Arsenal man netted his first two goals of the season as England celebrated qualification to Euro 2016 with the win on a horrible pitch in San Marino. Speaking to FATV after the game, Walcott expressed his joy at scoring his 6th and 7th goals for his country, netted in quick succession after he was subbed on.
“I think it was [my first touch],” Walcott said of his first goal. “That’s always nice and you can often get those goals at the back post position. Hopefully there will be a lot more of those.”
The second was across goal from the right, a finish the forward has pretty much perfected during his time at Arsenal. Playing from the right-hand side it’s where the majority of goals have come from, and he took this one well too.
“It’s just one of those things, one of those finishes that if you hit it cleanly it might miss. But maybe the pitch did me a favour, I don’t know,” he said.
“It’s nice to tuck it away, I saw Harry and it could have been an easy goal for him, but as a striker myself I was very confident I could get it in.”
Walcott’s international career hasn’t been superb so far, but he is hoping to put that right with a strong tournament next summer. A good performance against Switzerland on Tuesday would go some way to ensuring he is in the squad for Euro 2016.