Carlton Palmer in action for England
Carlton Palmer has named his ideal England starting eleven for this summer's European Championship, and it features two glaring omissions.
Speaking to Talksport on Friday, the former Three Lions midfielder, who won 18 caps between 1992 and 1993, said he fears Roy Hodgson will take a cautious approach to the tournament, which could be his last as head coach.
"I know what Roy Hodgson will do because he is a safe bet man; and what we don't want is a safe bet," Palmer told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.
"We want to really have a go at this European Championship."
England's Jamie Vardy celebrates
And Palmer says that if he was in charge, he would adopt a four-three-three system, with Jamie Vardy leading the line ahead of Premier League golden boot winner Harry Kane and Wayne Rooney in central midfield, in place of Kane's Tottenham teammate Dele Alli.
Carlton Palmer on Roy Hodgson's Euro approach and his ideal England starting XI.— Alan Brazil (@SportsBreakfast) 27 May 2016
What do you make of his choices? pic.twitter.com/14sqIJAa2x
"That is how I would line up @SportsBreakfast. You can alter the personnel but that would be the system," the 50-year-old posted on Twitter.
— Carlton Palmer (@CarltonPalmer) 27 May 2016
Kane has scored 25 league goals this season, one more than Leicester City star Vardy, and both players were on target in England's 2-1 friendly win against Turkey on Sunday.
England's Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Kyle Walker arrive for training
Alli, meanwhile, registered more goals and assists combined than any other English midfielder in what was his debut top-flight season, having previously played third tier football for Milton Keynes Dons.
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