‘England can be wonderful or lose to anyone’ – World Cup chances questioned by Clemente

'England can be wonderful or lose to anyone' – World Cup chances questioned by Clemente

England have to eradicate their inconsistency if they’re to succeed in their potential on the World Cup, in response to former Spain coach Javier Clemente.

Gareth Southgate’s facet cruised by qualification for Russia 2018, profitable eight and drawing two of their 10 matches to complete eight factors forward of second-placed Slovakia.

However such a state of affairs is nothing new for England, who’ve usually made mild work of the preliminary section earlier than in the end falling nicely brief at main tournaments, with Euro 2016 – once they have been eradicated by unfancied Iceland within the final 16 – the newest instance.

And Clemente, who coached Spain to the 1994 and 1998 World Cups, believes that inconsistency is England’s greatest problem heading into this 12 months’s match, arguing they might be thought-about one of many favourites in the event that they weren’t so unpredictable.

“The perfect European groups are Germany, France and Spain, little doubt,” he advised Omnisport .

“After that there are different groups in a position to play good soccer – however the three strongest are Germany, France, and Spain.

“I count on England to be on this group, however I do not know as a result of England is an up-and-down staff.

“They might play splendidly, however they may additionally lose in opposition to any staff. I do not know the rationale, it’s essential to be on the within [of English football] to know.

“There’s something which English gamers miss inside the important thing moments. Nonetheless, I’m a fan of English soccer.

“I all the time need them to win as a result of I like them, however that’s simply my private opinion, it’s not a tactical evaluation of English soccer. I all the time discuss extremely of England as I like them.”

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