Manchester United Boss believes that England can once again get to the heights of global football in the upcoming world cup.
Jose Mourinho believes that Premier League and Champions League experience can provide the much-needed experience to England squad in the upcoming world cup. The three lions are not successful in the illustrious competition since 1966 due to the bad performance or undue red cards. The Portuguese tactician told the reporters and gushed about England’s chances in the 2018 World Cup.
“They have a good group of young but experienced players”, said the former Chelsea boss. “All of them play in the most competitive competition in the world, the Premier League, all of them playing for the best teams with experience of playing in the Champions League, which is a high level of football, obviously. Yes, I think they can do it.”
Among the pre-tournament favorites, the list is headed by the European and South- American heavyweights like Brazil, Germany, Spain, and France. England is not considered as the pre-tournament favorites giving them less pressure to deal with in the world cup. Mourinho believes that the heavyweights may not get successful in the most illustrious competition despite having the best team on paper.
“They have good squads but good squads don’t always make good teams,” he added on the sides fancied to go far. “Sometimes not such good squads, in theory, can make better teams…[but] I don’t think the underdogs will make a big surprise. In the end, the top teams in South America and Europe are the ones that will be fighting for the title.”
England players through the experience of playing together and against each other in the most competitive league in the world can prove to be the one of the best team in the world cup. The three lions with their current squad full of youth and experience can attain their goal of becoming the global power in the world.
The Gareth Southgate side is competing in the competition with considerably less pressure than the predecessors. The England team is comprised of some of the best talents in the world and have the potential to beat the best team in the world with their teamwork.
England squad with the mixture of young and experienced can surprise everyone in the world cup and are the dark horses in the competition.