Tottenham boss Redknapp: England will never have a better chance of winning WC

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp insists England will never have a better chance of winning a World Cup as he believes the highly-fancied teams are overrated.

Redknapp told talkSPORT that the Three Lions have a perfect opportunity to achieve glory in South Africa and pointed out that Brazil, equal-favourites with Spain, are very beatable this year.

“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,” he said.

“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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