Former Manchester United and Leeds United defender Rio Ferdinand has explained in The Sunday Times how Tottenham Hotspur duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli should cope with the pressure of playing for England in the summer.
Kane and Alli are two of the best young players in the Premier League and were superb for Tottenham this past season.
The duo will be key players for England at the Euro 2016 finals in France this month.
The Three Lions are not expected to win the prestigious competition, but many will expect them to go far in the tournament.
There were be pressure on the England players, and Ferdinand has advice for Kane and Alli on how to cope with the demands that will be placed on them.
“For the likes of Alli and Kane, the trick is to treat games as though they are playing in the Premier League; not to be fazed, to stay fearless, and not buy too much into how big it is," Ferdinand wrote in The Sunday Times. "Some let the occasion get to them: they must not allow that to happen."
Kane, who is just 22 years of age and plays as a striker, scored 25 goals and created 44 chances in 38 Premier League appearances for Tottenham this past season.
Alli scored 10 goals and created 55 chances in 33 league matches for Spurs during the 2015-16 campaign.
The 20-year-old midfielder had a pass accuracy of 76% and a shot accuracy of 60%, and won 36 headers, 30 dribbles and 53 tackles.