London: England coach Andy Flower finds it "strange" when people term his team's goal of becoming the numero uno Test side as overconfidence because he believes the home team has the firepower to beat India in the upcoming series, starting with the first Test at Lord's on Thursday.
"I find it amazing people are amazed that we talk about being the No 1 side in the world. People make a big thing of it - especially commentators and ex-players.
"When they played for England did they not want to be the best side in the world? Doesn't every Test team want that goal? Surely? Isn't it very obvious and natural? I find it strange that it's seen as overconfidence or an outlandish goal," Flower said.