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?’
“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.”