Flintoff: England can become best in the world

Andrew Flintoff has said that England need to build on their Ashes triumph and establish themselves as the world’s best team. The retired England all-rounder was speaking at a press conference this afternoon to discuss what role cricket will play in his life from now on, and he wants England to learn from the mistakes of the last win against the Aussies.

‘What I think we need to do is, if there's any lesson to learn from 2005, it's to go for domination, to try to get Number one in the world,’ he said. ‘We've got the talent, we've got the side to do it. It's just a case of believing it and putting it into practice. There's no reason why we can't be the best in the world. We're a very talented team – but we can't get carried away.’

Flintoff also thinks that the side shouldn’t miss his massive presence too much, as there are plenty of young guns ready to take his place.

‘One comforting thing is, having seen yesterday and the past five Test matches, is that I'll disappear and the England side will be in good hands,’ he said. ‘The likes of Trott have come in and everybody's forgetting about KP. Our best player has not played the bulk of this Test series. So the future of the side is in good hands.’

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