Under current manager Gareth Southgate, England have qualified for the Moons semi-finals.Dial 2018 in Russia, the quarter-finals of the 2022 edition in Qatar, and also advanced to the final of Euro 2020 before losing to Italy.

Guardiola said England’s performance was similar to City’s performance in the Champions League, which City won for the first time in their history last season, after failing more than once.

The Spaniard told reporters ahead of his side’s Premier League match against Wolves later on Saturday: “The national team? Really good. But it doesn’t just depend on the talent of the strikers, it’s about all aspects and the whole group. Gareth knows exactly what he has to do.”

Pep added: “I feel, and everyone feels that in recent tournaments, the World Cup and the European Championship, England have made great strides and have already been on the cusp of being crowned. He lost in a final and qualified for the semifinals.
When you reach these stages every two years, success will be achieved and this is just like us. We got closer and eventually lifted the trophy. That’s for sure.

“If they trust in their ability to achieve it, they will achieve it. I trust in that and they will achieve it.”

At Euro 2024, which starts on June 14, England will play in a group that includes Slovenia, Serbia and Denmark.