Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp predicts England’s World Cup chances



Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp believes that the current England side have the ability to win the World Cup in Russia.

The Three Lions head into Russia hoping to end their trophy drought which has spanned 52-years.

The last time that they won a piece of major silverware was in 1966 when they claimed the World Cup while on home soil.

England have been drawn in a group along with the likes of Tunisia, Panama and Belgium.

They open their World Cup campaign with a game against the African nation of Tunisia on 18th June.

On paper, the game against Belgium who are one of the World’s best sides should be the only tough test which Gareth Southgate’s men will face in their group.

Though England are a decent side, they are not one of the favorites to win the tournament.

Though they have the ability to progress to the knockout rounds of the tournament, they arguably lack the strength in depth to go all the way.

Redknapp however believes that the Three Lions can overcome the odds and go all the way.

He said: “We’re going to win it, let’s go for it.

“Don’t start talking about getting out of the group and all that, let’s have a go!

“There are no outstanding teams in in this year – it’s wide open.

“I couldn’t pick a winner; Brazil, Spain, Germany…I don’t think any of them are where they have been in the past.

“So why can’t we do a miracle?

“It’s happened before, it can happen again.”

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