Swansea manager Michael Laudrup believes England have the potential to win a major tournament.
Laudrup, capped 104 times for Denmark, feels world and European Champions Spain were 'no different' to the Three Lions before all their recent success.
The former Getafe, Spartak Moscow and Mallorca boss says there is very little between the top nations.
And Laudrup claims pundits must stop blaming about the influx of foreign players in the Premier League for the lack of success on the international arena.
He told The Sun: "Spain were no different to England until recent years.
"They were losing penalty shootouts and to last-minute goals, now they've won three in a row.
"There were a lot of foreign players in Spain and everyone blamed them - now no one is mentioning that, yet there are still as many of them in La Liga.
"But, of course, the longer England don't win since 1966, the more pressure that is put on them.
"The difference between England, Spain, France, Germany, Holland and Italy for example is not as great as people say. It's small details."