England will take on the top-ranked nation in their group, Belgium, in their final match on June 28, a schedule that should also favour Southgate's team, says Murphy.
Gareth Southgate attempted to dampen expectations for Russian Federation 2018 despite England being drawn in a group from which most observers would expect them to advance without too many problems.
"It's the World Cup, we have a challenging draw, lots of travelling".
"It's a really exciting draw, for everybody".
"We have a great chance", said the former global, who played for Tunisia between 1982-1994.
Speaking to talkSPORT following the World Cup draw, the 47-year-old said: "If you look at the groups, because of the seeding you get two teams in the top 15/20 in the rankings and then a couple of teams who aren't in there".
"We haven't done as much preparing on the African teams yet so now that's what we can focus in on". We know it's probably the best side Belgium has ever had, and we know the quality they have.
"We've obviously not been following their games in our qualifying phase. To play for my country in a World Cup is an incredible honour, to lead my country there as a manager is beyond that".
"It is a game where there are no secrets - no secrets about Belgium from England or for us about the England team". We've even dared to look as far as the knockout stages, and at who might end up sending them home.
"We have to pay great attention to England and Belgium without forgetting Panama, who could be a surprise".
"I think we haven't had a clear captaincy figure for a little while and I think we could have jumped into a decision and not given other people the chance to step forward and do the things they've done".
With all this considered, it's now high time we had a peek at what England's players (might?) be wearing as they take to the field in Russian Federation.