Wayne Rooney warns England about their young stars ahead of Euro 2016

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The likes of Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Ross Barkley have starred in the Premier League this season.

Wayne Rooney has warned England about their young stars, saying they will need the experienced players to help them at Euro 2016, reports the Mirror.

The Three Lions head to France this summer quietly optimistic, with a number of their young players having flourished in the Premier League this season.

None more so than those at Tottenham Hotspur, with Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier all having starred in their push for the title.

Those players recently starred in the 3-2 win over Germany, with many believing England should leave behind the experienced heads in favour of youth.

Rooney though, has warned against that, insisting there need a fine balance of both to be successful this summer.

“You need to be a bit careful,” the Mirror reports him saying.

“There are so many of them who have not been to a tournament. You can get away with one player like that.

“With a lot of young players in the squad it is important that the likes of me and Joe Hart, Gary Cahill can give advice and help them feel more comfortable on the pitch.”

The problem for manager Roy Hodgson is that his young lions are currently outshining the more experienced players in his squad.

Rooney is one of those who is under threat, with many believing that he should not be in their starting 11 for the tournament this summer.

That would be a big call from Hodgson should it happen, but on form alone there is no denying that the likes of Alli and Barkley should be in ahead of him.

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