Former Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder Darren Anderton has told the club's official website that he would be surprised if any of the five Spurs players in the Three Lions squad do not start the Euro 2016 opener against.
England kick off their tournament on Saturday with the largest contingent of players from White Hart Lane that the country has had in some time, led by Premier League top scorer Harry Kane and breakthrough star Dele Alli.
Teammates Eric Dier, Kyle Walker, and Danny Rose have all also impressed for Roy Hodgson's side in the final warm-up matches, and are all in line to play a big role in France this month.
Anderton, who won 30 caps for England and played at Euro 96 and the 1998 World Cup, believes that strong core of England internationals is testament to the success of Spurs and manager Mauricio Pochettino this season.
The 44-year-old told the club's website that he believes it would now be a surprise not to see all five Spurs men start for England in the opener against Russia.
Anderton said: "It’s brilliant and it will be a surprise now if all five don’t start against Russia. That shows how well they have done as individuals, how well the team has done and also the manager, the way Mauricio has brought them all on as players.
"It’s amazing to look at the squad and the players he has introduced and made into better players. Also, to experience tournament football will only help these players going forward."
Kane and Alli in particular are predicted by many to be two of the brightest stars of the show for England at this month's tournament, as they look to translate their sparkling club form onto the biggest stage in European international football.