David Beckham has stated that he believes there is no reason why England can't win the World Cup in Brazil.
The former England captain failed to win the greatest prize in football despite being part of the country's 'golden generation', but has revealed he is optimistic of the side's chances next summer.
He told Sky Sports News: "I'm always optimistic about when England go into competitions because I've been there, I've felt how it is when you go into a big competition.
"Roy's come in and changed the team around a lot, introducing a lot of young, talented players to the squad. When you go through a qualifying campaign, there's always ups and downs, it's like a rollercoaster.
"But when you actually reach the competition, once you've qualified, everyone calms down and everyone starts looking forward to the competition that's coming up.
"I think you always go into competitions thinking you're going to win it. It's obviously very difficult because you come up against some of the best countries with some of the best players in the world."
The 38-year-old praised the progression of England's Young Lions coming through the system, in particular Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend.
"We have some young players coming through like Andros Townsend, who has come into the team and there's a freshness now. He is playing without any worries and that's great to see.
"He's a player who hasn't always been in the starting line-up, he's gone out on loan a few times, but he's now one who's established in the England team.
"This is the biggest football competition in the world, with the best players in the world, but we'll see. I hope we can go all the way."
England secured qualification to Brazil with crucial victories over Montenegro and Poland last month, and Roy Hodgson will look to experiment with his side in the upcoming friendlies with Chile and Germany.
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