Ray Wilkins says Tottenham duo would make England Euro 96 XI, but no Harry Kane

Pundit says current Tottenham and Arsenal stars good enough for England's Euro 96 side, with a former Gunners midfielder among those missing out.


England are busy preparing for an international friendly against Germany, one of a handful of games they will play in the lead up to Euro 2016.

Roy Hodgson's side are bidding to go far into the latter stages of the tournament in France, potentially reaching the semi-finals or better - for the first time in 20 years, when they hosted Euro '96.

Former England midfielder Ray Wilkins, who played for the Three Lions at Euro 1980, has told SkySports that there are three members of the current team he would select in the Euro 96 side.

Wilkins picked Tottenham duo Dele Alli and Eric Dier, who have never played at a major tournament before, along with Arsenal's Jack Wilshere - who has been out injured and subsequently did not even make the current squad.

There is no place up front for Tottenham and Premier League top scorer Harry Kane, nor for England record goalscorer Wayne Rooney.

So who misses out?

England played a 3-5-2 formation against Germany in the semi-final with Neville out at right-back. Liverpool's Steve McManaman and Tottenham's Darren Anderton were selected out wide, while Arsenal's David Platt and Inter Milan's Paul Ince started in the middle along with Paul Gascoigne.

Of a more orthodox 4-4-2 against Spain in the quarter-final, Ince had been missing through suspension, with Anderton, McManaman and Platt featuring with ;Gazza', while midfield substitute options comprised of Jamie Redknapp, Steve Stone and Nick Barmby. 

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