Ledley King speaks about John Stones and England's young prospects

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The former Tottenham Hotspur player is clearly excited about England's young Lions.

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Ledley King has been speaking about the youth that is currently flourishing in England and subsequently benefiting the national side.

England have already qualified for Euro 2016 after a brilliant campaign thus far and Three Lions manager Roy Hodgson looks set to give plenty of his young prospects a chance to impress between now and the summer.

King’s former club Tottenham have the likes of Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Dele Alli who could all ultimately be on the plane for the tournament, along with Everton centre-back John Stones who has been exceptional for the Toffees since breaking through.

Speaking about England’s current side, King told reporters, “I think there’s good youth in the squad at the moment, obviously previous tournaments were disappointing but I believe the players would have learned a lot from that and going to the Euros feeling encouraged about the possibility of going far in the tournament.”

As for Everton’s Stones, King has told him to focus on the here and now and forget about what might happen in the future.

“He seems to have a manager who really backs him, for me it’s important he just plays as much football as he can at this stage,” King said. “At the moment it’s best to get his head down now, the summer will take care of itself.”

England take on Estonia at Wembley on Friday before travelling to Lithuania for a match on Monday evening.

Then it will be back to domestic matters when Stones, the Tottenham contingent and plenty more besides will be hoping to help their sides to success this season.

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