Hoddle says two Spurs stars must improve to get recognition

Glenn Hoddle

The former Tottenham man has stated that Ryan Mason and Danny Rose need more consistency to be selected for England.

Former Tottenham star Glenn Hoddle has stated in a column for The Daily Mail that Ryan Mason and Danny Rose need more consistency if they are to be regularly selected in the England squad.

A host of Spurs youngsters were in the latest national contingent, with the likes of Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Kyle Walker all featuring for the Three Lions against Spain in Alicante on Friday night.

Hoddle has stated that both Mason and Rose have the ability to join their club team-mates in Roy Hodgson’s group but must first prove themselves consistently in the Premier League.

“Harry Kane is clearly good enough to play at the top and will continue to get better,” Hoddle told The Daily Mail.

“Others like Ryan Mason and Danny Rose have shown they are capable of playing in the Premier League, but will have to improve to take the next step towards regular international football.”

Mason had his breakthrough campaign last term and was selected for the England set-up earlier in the year as a reward for some industrious displays in Mauricio Pochettino’s midfield.

Rose has had an up-and-down time at White Hart Lane, but appears to be a more solid option at left-back this term than he has been in the past, stamping out defensive mistakes that had infuriated the Spurs faithful.

Both face real competition for a starting berth in the Lilywhites’ starting XI if everyone at Pochettino’s disposal is fit and firing.

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