Glenn Hoddle thinks England are ready to win the World Cup

Date published: Monday 4th April 2022 3:43 - Ben Stewart

Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle

England are coming into Qatar 2022 as one of the favourites and former Three Lions manager Glenn Hoddle sees no reason why they can’t win it.

“We’re as good as anyone else in world football at the moment and it depends how you go on the day, but we’ve been given a decent and favourable group,” Hoddle told Betfair.

Gareth Southgate’s side were drawn into Group B, alongside the USA and Iran as well as the winner of the European Play Off.

“Looking at it, nothing is easy in a World Cup and there are no easy games, but I think there are far more difficult matches that we’ve missed. It’s a very favourable draw and I see England as one of the favourites to win the competition.

“I can’t see any hurdles that England could fall at in the group, even if we got a draw against one of them I still think we would qualify.”

The last team entering Group B will be the winners of the European Play Off and Glenn Hoddle doesn’t think any of the sides should cause England too many problems.

“They could face either Wales, Scotland or Ukraine, I don’t have a preference, there’s very little between Scotland and Wales.

“I don’t think you can split the three teams though, I don’t think there is a side that would suit England better than the other.”

Scotland were in England’s group in Euro 2020 and they managed to hold Gareth Southgate’s side to a goalless draw, but Glenn Hoddle thinks we’d be well prepared to face any of the sides.

“We would know what were getting with Scotland or Wales and I think we’d be very positive against either of them, but on the whole I think we’d be happy to face any of those three.

“We’ve got a very good squad and a lot of teams will be fearing us.

“It really is one of those tournaments where if you peak at the right time you can win it, and there’s no reason why England can’t get to the semis and the final and once you get that far anything can happen.”

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