The midfielder capped a fine season by being named in Sven Goran ErikssonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 23-man squad for Germany.
It has been suggested following Wayne Rooney's foot injury that Michael - who performed so well in EnglandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s last friendly against Uruguay in March - could line-up in a holding role in midfield if Eriksson opts to change formation and play just one up front, pushing Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard further forward.
Teemu played a number of times in midfield with Michael this season and formed an impressive central partnership with him in the latter stages of the campaign Ã¢â‚¬â€œ their performance together in the 1-1 draw at Highbury was as good as it gets.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Michael reminds me a lot of Pep Guardiola, who played for Barcelona for so many years,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Teemu.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“He has a very similar style in that heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s excellent with his passing and very rarely loses the ball.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s always available to receive a pass, keeps moves going and heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s very important in our midfield.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure he can do something for England in the World Cup but a lot of that depends on the system they go with in Germany. If he gets his chance, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll do well.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Teemu Tainio is convinced Michael Carrick will shine if handed his chance in the World Cup.