Mauricio Pochettino reckons England can beat ANYONE at the World Cup.
The Three Lions secured their place in the knockout stages with a 3-0 win over Wales.
After a disappointing first 45, Marcus Rashford struck twice on either side of Phil Foden’s first World Cup goal to secure passage as group winners.
Gareth Southgate’s side now meet Senegal in the round of 16 in a game expected to win on Sunday.
But if England progress, they are well on their way to taking on 2018 winners France or Argentina depending on how they fare in their last group game.
They have only beaten the world champions once in the last 25 years, while losing their last two World Cup encounters with the South Americans.
The pair also possess some of the best attacking talent in world football including Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi.
Regardless, Pochettino doesn’t think England should fear anyone.
When asked if their defense could hold up against these kinds of world-class players, the ex-Tottenham manager said: “Yes, of course.
“Yesterday I saw a very good performance from the defense and the whole team, I think they played really well.
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“I think they beat Wales in a very difficult game so obviously they can handle that.
“All the players in the national team play for big clubs and fight for the Champions League and the Premier League, so I’m sure England can beat any team.”
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