Lack of success could cost England

02 June 2013 08:47

Brazil's David Luiz believes England's lack of success in recent tournaments could count against them at next year's World Cup.

Chelsea's Luiz is set to line up against Roy Hodgson's side in Sunday's friendly encounter at the Maracana and although he did not agree with team-mate Neymar's comments that the Three Lions will not be a threat at the upcoming World Cup, he feels Brazil's five wins compared to England's one means they are better placed to triumph.

"I have come into a national team which is used to winning things," he said in The Sun. "England do not win titles. The mentality of winning a tournament is not there and that is difficult."

Luiz added: "The problem is they do not win anything. I have watched them in previous tournaments and things have not always gone well for them.

"But, I actually think England are a good side. Neymar said some things, but he has been playing in Brazil and is now going to Barcelona.

"I'm not sure Neymar actually knows much about English football or whether he knows any of the players. Why should he? His comments don't surprise me."

Luiz has been linked with a move to Barcelona and when asked, the 26-year-old was in no mood to discuss his future.

He said: "I really don't want to talk about my future. At the moment I am only thinking about the national team."

Source: PA

World Cup Group G

Belgium 1 0 0 3 3
England 1 0 0 1 3
Tunisa 0 0 1 -1 0
Panama 0 0 1 -3 0
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