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Harry Redknapp's Analysis Of International Breaks And Watching England Play Is Going Viral

Jack Kenmare

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Harry Redknapp's Analysis Of International Breaks And Watching England Play Is Going Viral

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England cruised to victory in their opening World Cup qualifier against San Marino on Thursday night.

It was a walk in the park for Gareth Southgate's side as goals from James Ward-Prowse, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (2), Raheem Sterling and Ollie Watkins sealed a dominant 5-0 win.

England's upcoming fixtures will no doubt provide a tougher test in Group I as they prepare to face Albania and Poland. But for many, the international break has already left fans yearning for Premier League action.

Image: PA
Image: PA

In fact, an iconic speech from Harry Redknapp while doing a spell of punditry has emerged on social media in recent hours, where he moans about 'losing interest' in games involving England and a lower standard of opposition.

"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."

Redknapp continues, saying: "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."

It seems Harry Redknapp isn't the only person to find the lack of quality from England's opposition an issue.

Gary Lineker criticised the mismatch between England and San Marino on Thursday night, branding the clash as "pointless" while suggesting change.


Do you agree with Harry Redknapp when it comes to the international break?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Harry Redknapp, Gary Lineker, England, World Cup, San Marino

Jack Kenmare
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