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Harry Redknapp's rant on England being 'boring to watch' has gone viral again

Josh Lawless

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Harry Redknapp's rant on England being 'boring to watch' has gone viral again

Harry Redknapp's rant on England being "boring" has gone viral again following the 0-0 draw with the United States on Friday night.

After the 6-2 thrashing of Iran in their opening group game, England played out a forgettable stalemate at the Al Bayt Stadium and barely offered anything going forward.

They are on course to qualify from Group B barring a 4-0 loss at the hands of Wales in the final game but the result and display was extremely uninspiring.

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And it's led to Redknapp's comments about international football and England resurfacing again. The former Spurs and Portsmouth boss was once in the frame for the Three Lions job but a few years back, he went on quite the moan during a punditry stint.

"We don't win anything!" Redknapp said on BT Sport.

"We qualify, we beat all these teams, 10 out of 10 we win. We get to the tournament - useless.

"I've even lost interest, I'm sitting the other night and not even watching the game. I hear the commentator go 'we're playing Malta and this number 18, he works at the checkout counter in the week'.

"I'm thinking, 'what am I watching this for?' I can't wait for the Premier League to start again. I'm excited, coming here, watching a proper game [Crystal Palace vs West Ham].

"That fortnight [international break], for me, is a dead fortnight."

Gareth Southgate went with the same starting XI for the second consecutive game and introduced Jack Grealish, Jordan Henderson and Marcus Rashford as substitutes.

However, he completely overlooked Manchester City star Phil Foden and explained afterwards, "We didn’t think it was a game for Phil in the middle because he doesn’t play there for his club."

Foden typically plays wide for Pep Guardiola's City but has played as a number ten and false nine to great effect.

All eyes will be on whether the two-time PFA Young Player of the Year gets the nod against Wales.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Former England right-back Gary Neville is advocating for Foden to be handed a start as he believes the 22-year old is the country's "best talent".

“I know Phil Foden isn’t playing but for Phil Foden not to be playing for England is a real shame because he’s a massive talent," he said on ITV at half-time of the USA draw.

“I think he’s our best player, our best talent by a mile. He should be playing in that team.”

England's clash with Wales takes place at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium at 7pm on Tuesday.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: England, Harry Redknapp, United States, Football World Cup

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