Liverpool's Lallana lavishes praise on Tottenham striker Harry Kane

England's Adam Lallana

England have their youngest squad at a major tournament since the World Cup of 1958, and Harry Kane will play a vital role in their hopes of success.

England's Adam Lallana departs for France and UEFA Euro 2016 Adam Lallana has been impressed by England's young stars

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mirror, England and Liverpool star Adam Lallana has admitted that Harry Kane's presence in the national team squad makes it easy to forget how young he actually is.

At 28, Lallana can be considered one of the more mature heads among the Three Lions squad, although he explained to The Mirror how he does not feel old just yet.

“I’m not feeling old just yet but there are a lot of young lads who’ve come though into the squad - Dele Alli, Marcus Rashford, Ross Barkley, John Stones, Eric Dier," he said.

England's Eric Dier, Ross Barkley, John Stones and Dele Alli during trainingEngland's Eric Dier, Ross Barkley, John Stones and Dele Alli 

The youthful nature of England's squad is something that should be embraced rather than criticised, with more mature squads of the past not living up to their potential, and eventually becoming scarred from previous failures. This squad should head to France with no fear, with players such as Dele Alli and Ross Barkley providing a certain amount of arrogance, in a good way, which every top side needs.

England possess one of the world's hottest strikers in Kane and Lallana spoke of his amazement at the Tottenham man's age.

"Harry Kane is still young, although you think he’s been around a decade," the Liverpool star said.

England's Harry Kane in action

Kane plays with a level of maturity that is a rare commodity in the current game among the younger fraternity. He accompanies his no nonsense approach with deadly finishing, impeccable hold-up play and a level of football intelligence that defies his age.

England fans will be hoping he can carry his form into the European Championships as they look to win their first major tournament since 1966.

England's Harry Kane shootsEngland's Harry Kane will carry the hopes of his nation at Euro 2016

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