Ferdinand revealed how the FA should look at this World Cup as a pathway on the road to greatness rather than the final destination.
It's no surprise that the nation's expectations are low heading to Russian Federation.
Brazil, favourites to win the World Cup for a record-extending sixth time in Russian Federation, are the best-supported nation outside of the hosts and the USA, with 72,512 tickets sold in that country. What next for one of the underachievers of worldwide football?
"You have to play against the team in front of you and it is going to be a tough task but we are fully prepared for that". In attack it appears that Raheem Sterling will be chosen ahead of Rashford.
Penalty shootouts, goalkeeping errors, abject performances, even downright cheating from the then current best player in the world back in 1986, it's been a rollercoaster and whilst the nation is always gripped by World Cup fever, it always seems to ultimately end with disappointment.
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Southgate, who experienced the pitfalls of global football when he missed a penalty in the shootout loss to old foes Germany in the Euro '96 semi-finals hosted in England, did not wish to heighten expectations which have so often been a crushing burden for the national side.
Until now? Gareth Southgate's squad arrive in Russian Federation as collectively the youngest in the tournament, an exciting array of talent but actually on the face of it, for the first time in my lifetime watching the national team, not that much expectation.
John Stones and Harry Maguire are favourites to start even though the former is fourth choice at Manchester City and has barely played in 2018, while the latter is inexperienced.
He played no part in the curtain-raiser against Russian Federation two years ago but came off the bench at half-time against Wales and scored a crucial equaliser as England pulled victory from the jaws of defeat.
In midfield, only one of Jordan Henderson should fend off competition from Eric Dier to start.