Man Utd ace confident of World Cup success

Ferdinand believes they can win the trophy for the first time since 1966.

“I want to just beat every team we play against, get to the final and hopefully win it,” he said.

“I don’t care who we beat on the way.

“There’s no fear. The World Cup comes around every four years, I’ve been to three tournaments before this one and I’ve enjoyed every minute.

“It’s just great to go out there knowing that you’re one of the best players in your country, playing alongside the best players in the world, that’s an achievement in itself.”

Ferdinand also commented on England coach Fabio Capello and compared him to his manager at Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson.

“The manager’s open, he’ll take in what you say but not necessarily take it on board and use it,” Ferdinand added.

“He’s his own man and works the way he does – likewise the gaffer at United.

“Being captain won’t change a lot in terms of the way I carry myself around the hotel or the way I am on the pitch.

“If something needs to be said, I’ll want to say something in the changing rooms to anybody. If I think somebody needs to be told something I’ve always done that anyway, so being captain isn’t going to change me, it’s just part and parcel of who I am.

“It’s a responsibility that I’ve done for my club and it’s an honour, it will be a proud moment when I lead the team out at a World Cup.”