Spurs manager believes some Brazil stars wouldn't cut it in England
Brazil are considered the favourites to lift their sixth World Cup trophy after Spain’s surprising loss against Switzerland in their tournament opener.
However, Redknapp reckons that England have just as good a chance to win the World Cup in South Africa.
“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.” Redknapp told talkSPORT.
“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?’
The Spurs boss thinks that some of Brazil’s star players are not good enough to succeed in the Premier League and that the squad is talked of too fondly.
“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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