Spain playmaker Xavi is an admirer of England's midfield stars and would not be surprised to see Fabio Capello's side triumph at the World Cup in South Africa.
The Barcelona midfielder picked out Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard as the players who can fire England into the latter stages of the tournament.
He told www.betfairfootball.com: "Lampard and Gerrard, for me, are number one players. I like the way they play because they see football very well, and they score goals and are always prepared to shoot."
He added: "I like them because they play in my position, I notice them more and they are fantastic players."