Tony Gale says Harry Kane must start over Daniel Sturridge for England, says Tottenham Hotspur star is better striker

The pair are fighting for a starting spot for England.

England take on Germany and the Netherlands during the international break as Roy Hodgson looks to piece together his team for the European Championships in France next summer.

One big decision he will have to make is who to play up front.

He has captain Wayne Rooney, Leicester City’s goal machine Jamie Vardy, consistent England performer Danny Welbeck all available – as well as Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane and Liverpool talent Daniel Sturridge.

When it comes down to choosing between the latter duo however Sky Sports pundit Tony Gale has no qualms over making his decision.

He told Sky Sports News HQ today:

“He (Harry Kane) is the one. He starts. For me he starts, he is your main man up front.

“He can finish but not only can he finish but he is so unselfish. He starts defending from the front and he keeps the ball in there. He’s got good control Harry and a really good kid as well. I think he starts.”

The former West Ham and Blackburn defender then went on to discuss the difference between the pair – insisting that Kane is simply the better out-and-out striking option:

“I think they are both excellent players but they are different players. Daniel likes to come off more doing a couple of tricks in and around the outside of the area. Better maybe at getting a quick yard and getting his shot away.

“But I think, as an out and out striker, Harry has got a better all-round game.”

Kane is currently the top goalscorer in the Premier League and has been in fantastic form for Spurs as they hunt for the Premier League title.

Meanwhile Liverpool striker Sturridge has struggled with injury problems for the past 18 months, but has already shown since his latest comeback that he has not lost his scoring touch.

It will certainly be interesting to see who plays during this international break and if it gives any clues toward Hodgson’s thinking for the Euros.

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch