Carragher ended his international retirement for this year's World Cup.
"I think [Phil] Jagielka is a great player, [Michael] Dawson has done great for Tottenham and [Matthew] Upson is back in the squad now. England knew the situation at the start. It was a one-off thing for me going back. They were in a bit of trouble and so they asked me. I liked the idea of working with Capello and to have another chance of playing in a World Cup. I honestly thought England had a chance of winning it - can you believe that!"