Harry Redknapp comments on potential Dele Alli and Ross Barkley link-up

Ross Barkley

The former Spurs boss believes the pair should start for England.

England have upcoming international friendlies with Germany and the Netherlands.

There is hope regarding England at the moment, with a string of top young talent and emerging players making an impact.

Two of the most impressive young players in the England squad are Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli and Everton's Ross Barkley.

Alli has been in fantastic form this season, after finally arriving at the club permanently from MK Dons. Meanwhile Barkley is finally living up to his billing in the Everton midfield.

But the debate is already beginning to rage, can England play them both?

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp thinks they must. He told The Telegraph this weekend:

"Dele Alli is the most exciting England youngster for a long time and we should be building a team around him. Dele and Ross Barkley are two fantastic young talents and whatever system I played I’d find a way of getting them in the team. Let them roam free and create havoc against defenders.

"We’ve given players like James Milner their chance in European Championships and World Cups but the time for players like him has gone now. We need to be looking ahead and Dele Alli is the future."

Alli and Barkley might just become the new Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard for England. The Liverpool and Chelsea legends were often squeezed into the England team with little impact over the years.

The same must not happen with the Spurs and Everton stars, who certainly have the capability and adaptability to feature in the same team.

If England can get the best out of the Premier League pair then they could be a real player at Euro 2016.

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