Spurs boss: Man City, Chelsea & Liverpool stars form the best back five at Euro 2012

11:31 11 June 2012

England goalkeeper Joe Hart

England goalkeeper Joe Hart

PA Archive/Press Association Images

Harry Redknapp believes that England have the best back five at the tournament

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes that England have the best back five going into their European Championship opener with France.

The Three Lions will certainly line up with Joe Hart in goal, Ashley Cole at left back and John Terry in the middle.

Joleon Lescott is set to partner the Chelsea man in at the heart of the defence with Liverpool man Glen Johnson set to start at right back.

“The goalkeeper is as good as any and Ashley Cole’s the best left-back. John Terry and Joleon Lescott? I can’t see there being a better central defensive pair,” Redknapp told The Sun.

“There also won’t be too many better right-backs than Glen Johnson around. I don’t think you’ll find a superior back five - and that gives Roy a great base to work from.

“He’ll have them well organised to do their jobs and they will be strong. In front of them Stevie Gerrard and Scott Parker are powerful. Then you are looking for that bit of flair up front to win you the games.”

Related articles


Live Blog Transfer Window Live 18th August

 

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Chelsea news

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Alex Song in action for West Ham  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

All the transfer news and gossip from Sunday morning’s newspapers.

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Alan Pardew and Jose Mourinho greet after the final whistle. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho admits the historically mid-table Premier League sides will keep causing problems for the big names.

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Bakary Sako (L) of Crystal Palace celebrates with his team mate Yannick Bolasie (R).  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace pulled off a memorable 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon and we’ve picked out the best images.

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Radamel Falcao of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Radamel Falcao is off the mark for Chelsea and Jose Mourinho believes it will be a huge confidence boost for the forward.

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Kenedy of Chelsea during a training session (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho revealed Cesar Azpilicueta was not injured in Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Read more
Scones, jam and a cup of Earl Grey anyone?

Luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair has recently launched The Drawing Room, London’s most stylish location for afternoon tea.

Read more
Free weekly shop? Yes please!

Win £200 to spend at Asda, one of the country’s leading supermarkets. Asda prides itself in being one of the cheapest places to shop, so you can be sure that your money will go a long way here.

Read more