Man Utd legend Neville: Current England team 'will achieve'

Manchester United legend Gary Neville insists England have the talent to compete at international level.

Neville remains optimistic that this current group of players can succeed and backed new boss Sam Allardyce to oversee positive change.

He told the Sunday Times: “I’ve been an England player or coach in eight tournaments and the fall-out from this one is no different, but that group of players will achieve.

“Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Adam Lallana, John Stones, Ross Barkley, Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling, Jack Wilshere, Chris Smalling, Danny Rose, Kyle Walker, Danny Welbeck. I believe they’ll do well without ripping up the DNA and starting again.”

Neville added: “I’ll never lose hope they’ll get it right, that our time will come, even though I won’t be involved. There is no magic wand, just as there hasn’t been for 50 years.

“I’d like to wish Sam Allardyce all the very best. He will get a good group of professionals. I’ve seen unhappiness in previous England squads.

“The current lads are happy, they just need to be more ruthless, to overcome those moments which crop up in tournaments.”

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