England must trust in themselves to harbour hopes of winning World Cup: Venables

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London, May 24 (ANI): Former England boss Terry Venables has urged the Three Lions to believe that they can win the 2010 football World Cup.

"You've got to be prepared for everything and know that you've got a good chance to get through to the final. It's no good saying we can get to the quarter-finals or semi-finals, we've got to get to the final - and win it," he said.

"If you don't believe that, you won't get there, it's as simple as that. I don't know if having that belief is the secret to success, but it's definitely one of the main factors," The Sun quoted Venables, as saying.

Venables, who led England to within touching distance of glory at the European Championships in 1996, admits the players who miss out will be devastated.

"It's not easy to even pick 30, but the real difficulty is when it comes to selecting the 23. Now they've got their Marks and Spencers suits, all the players are within touching distance of going and it's a shame some of them will miss out after getting so close.

"It's not easy for the players because they've got to the starting line and are desperate to see it through to the finish.

But make no mistake, the manager won't find it easy either. It's as tough as tough can be to make those final decisions," Venables said. (ANI)

Story first published: Monday, May 24, 2010, 15:09 [IST]
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