Alan Shearer says the Tottenham Hotspur quintet involved in the England set-up is the main reason why observers and pundits alike are excited ahead of the European Championships, the Independent report.
Spurs make up the nucleus of the expected England starting eleven with striker Harry Kane, midfielders Dele Alli and Eric Dier plus fullbacks Kyle Walker and Danny Rose featuring.
Tottenham enjoyed an exciting Premier League campaign where they won the hearts of a number of onlookers as a result of their high intensity and energetic style of play.
Many are hopeful the five players can transform their club form onto the international stage, and Shearer believes supporters are mostly excited at the prospect of seeing them perform.
“I would definitely go with Kane and Dier, Walker, Rose, Alli. I’m sure there will be a nucleus of Tottenham players. And so there should be because they’ve earned the right to be there,” Shearer explained to the Independent.
“Those guys are the reason why we are probably excited about the Euros. We want to see what they can do on the main stage now.”
England have been drawn alongside Wales, Russia and Slovakia in the European Championships.
The Three Lions are expected to reach the knock-out stages without too many problems, though years of experience has taught the general public that England rarely do things the easy way.
Roy Hodgson has arguably the most talented squad at his disposal during his tenure in charge of the national team, and much of that is as a result of Tottenham’s growing success under Maurcio Pochettino.