Tottenham have a number of players in the England squad.
Roy Hodgson called up Ryan Mason to join the Spurs contingent of Kyle Walker, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane in the England squad, but Harry Redknapp told talkSPORT that he can only see two of these players becoming long-term fixtures is the side.
When asked which players will become key fixtures in the England team, the former Spurs boss said: “I think Harry Kane definitely; I think he’s a fantastic striker. Dele Alli I also think is a star in the making. As a midfield player, he’s got everything. I think he’s going to be a real big player in the Premier League and for England for years to come. So those two I can see playing a big part in the future.”
Kane has had the biggest impact upon the England squad since being called up earlier this year, going on to score three goals in seven games.
The forward looks to be a long-term part of Hodgson’s squad, and if he continues scoring as he has been, it is highly likely he will become England’s first-choice striker before too long.
Dele Alli is the other player Redknapp believes will go on to make a long-term impact on the Three Lions’ senior side, and although he has not yet started a game for England, Alli has shown in the Premier League this season that he has a wealth of talent beyond his years.
Redknapp is not as convinced by the trio of Mason, Walker and Dier, despite their impressive form at club level. Walker has been surpassed as first-choice right-back by Nathaniel Clyne, whilst Mason and Walker have a number of other players ahead of them in the midfield positions.
Whilst Mason is not a unique talent in relation to some of his competitors, Dier could establish himself in the first-team due to the lack of natural holding midfielder in the England squad, and Redknapp is incorrect to suggest the 21-year-old will struggle to become a long-term key player for England.