Harry Kane backs three Tottenham stars to return to the England set-up

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Four Spurs players were included in Roy Hodgson's latest squad.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has backed several of his team-mates for a return to the England squad in the near future.

Roy Hodgson’s latest selection included four Spurs stars, with Dele Alli, Kyle Walker and senior squad debutant Eric Dier joining Kane for the upcoming friendlies against France and Spain.

Alli’s senior call up last time round was met with some surprise and the question of why Dier – who had been equally, if not more, important to Tottenham’s campaign at that point – had failed to receive the call.

Both players have since gone from strength to strength and Hodgson’s selection is vindication of their progress - and Kane believes there is more to come.

“Yeah definitely it’s looking good and there’s probably a couple more who are unlucky not to make the squad as well,” he said, in an interview with Spurs TV.

“It’s great for the club, it’s great to have these players playing for England so everyone’s just got to keep working hard.

“Like I said there’s probably two or three others who will get into the squad as well - if they keep working hard - and that’s what we want, as many as possible.”

Danny Rose, in particular, must feel aggrieved not too have made the squad after winning back a first-team spot at Spurs and playing consistently well over the past few weeks, and his return to the England set-up is surely imminent.

Ryan Mason has featured in Hodgson’s last few squads but is still working his way back from injury and may well find call-ups hard to come by if Alli and Dier continue to keep him out of the Tottenham team.

The inconsistent Andros Townsend has tended to do a job for England, even when underperforming for Spurs, but his almost complete lack of action this season has made it impossible for Hodgson to justify his selection.

His recent bust-up with Tottenham’s fitness coach has further reduced Townsend’s prospects under Mauricio Pochettino and a move in January might be his only chance of staying in contention for Euro 2016.

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