Roy Hodgson’s side have been written off by most, with many claiming getting out of the group stage would be considered a success.
But the Chelsea boss does not buy into the negative British mentality, and believes they are in with a chance of glory in Brazil.
“When I see the players and the clubs where they play, I don’t understand why one day it cannot happen,” Mourinho said.
“They know how to play for the big clubs, they play in the Champions League which is probably the most difficult football in the world, so I don’t see why they don’t win. So one day they have to do it.”
Despite England coming up against Italy and Uruguay in the ‘group of death’, Mourinho reckons those countries will be more wary of the three Lions.
“I don’t think Uruguay and Italy will find it easy to play against England,” he added.
“The first defeat will put immediately one team in a very difficult situation.”
However, Uruguay centre back Diego Godin disagrees with the special one, and reckons his side and Italy will be sending England home at the group stages.