Redknapp slams Brazil: They wouldn’t get into my Spurs team

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has dismissed Brazil as a World Cup threat.
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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has dismissed Brazil as a World Cup threat.

Redknapp says people are getting too excited about Brazil and believes Fabio Capello can go all the way in South Africa.

Redknapp told talkSPORT: “We're never going to get a better opportunity [to win the World Cup]. We’ve got good players, this is our time, and this is our chance.

“I remember the 1970 World Cup where you looked at Brazil in the first round and thought: ‘oh, my God'. You’ve never seen football like it. It was incredible.

“England had a great side that year. The Germans were strong that year. But if you look at it [the 2010 World Cup] you go: ‘hang on, who is playing well?’

“We over-rate Brazil. We all think Brazil are so fantastic. But Elano couldn’t cut it in England. Robinho at Manchester City, they dropped him in the end.

“Gilberto [Silva] was a great player at Arsenal, but Arsene Wenger felt it was time to move him on. Gilberto, the former Tottenham left-back, is in the squad. I think he played two games at Tottenham.

“We sometimes over-rate these people and I think we’ve got as good a group as anybody and it’s a great chance for us.”

 

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