Jack Rodwell has set his sights on securing an England place after completing his move to Sunderland, admitting that watching the World Cup left "a bit of a bitter taste in my mouth".
– Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell
Watching the World Cup left a little bit of a bitter taste in my mouth. I was supporting the team 100 per cent but I also wanted to be there so I think its's time I put that right, get back playing and get back in the squad
Without doubt the last couple of seasons I have not played nearly enough football as I have wanted to play.
The regular football is the most important thing for me, to play football and get back to enjoying it, so this is a great place for me to be.