Former Manchester United and Everton legend, Phil Neville, believes that the news that the 2022 World Cup is now likely to be moved to the winter could be the “best thing that’s ever happened” to England, according to a new story added to BBC Sport.
The player turned TV pundit added that he would be “licking his lips” if he was the England manager because “we’ll have the freshest ever national team going to a World Cup”.
Neville’s optimism stems from the fact that the English players won’t have played a full season of football before going into the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as they would have in previous years when the tournament has been held in the summer.
The fact that every other national team will be in exactly the same situation is of course of little importance. What matters is that we’ve all got another reason to get overly optimistic and heap fresh pressure on the England national team.
Cheers for that Phil. That really helps a lot, honestly.