"The younger players have taken that off me now. We have got so many exciting players, you look at Danny Welbeck, Daniel Sturridge, Andros Townsend coming in, Ross Barkley, Jack Wilshere, there is a mix of talent so it's important we can use all them and the qualities they have got to try to be successful," Rooney told PA.
Rooney, who made his debut for England 10 years ago, is now one of the squad's senior players with 86 caps to his name, and he is hopeful that he can use his experience to help the younger players improve.
"I think I've always been quite vocal in the dressing room but obviously, there are a lot of young players in there. So it's down to us all really to help them because, especially towards the end of games like the one against Poland, when we've got to see it out, it's vital that we have the players who've been there and done it who can help them," he added.
"The young players who have come in have been great and given us a real excitement going forwards."