Jordan Henderson hails fellow England midfielders

England's Marcus Rashford, Jordan Henderson and Wayne Rooney during training

Henderson hailed his international teammates from Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United for their England contributions.

England's Jordan Henderson in action with Slovakia's Vladimir Weiss

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson feels that his teammates within the England squad competing for place in the midfield have done very well so far at Euro 2016.

Henderson has only made one appearance in the competition to date - playing 90 minutes in the 0-0 draw with Slovakia on Monday - with the midfield trio of Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Wayne Rooney being preferred for the other two games.

The Liverpool captain has acknowledged the difficulty he has in both getting into the team and holding down a place in Roy Hodgson's starting XI.

England's Wayne Rooney

He is quoted by the official Liverpool website, saying: "I always felt if I kept working hard and training hard I’d get an opportunity, and it came against Slovakia and hopefully the manager was happy with my contribution.

"But I think the midfielders have done very well. Dele Alli has been brilliant, Eric Dier has been brilliant and Wazza [Rooney] has been fantastic. So there’s a lot of competition in the middle of the park.

England's Dele Alli reacts after missing a chance to score

"I’ve seen Wayne play there for United a few times and he’s done well. He’s a very good footballer. It doesn’t really matter where he plays. Over three games he’s done very well."

Dier has been one of, if not the best, England player at the tournament in the opinion of many pundits and fans. Alli has come into these championships on the back of an impressive debut campaign for Tottenham and is certainly an exciting player, while for the most part Rooney has pulled the strings well in the middle of the park. Although he may have struggled to get up to the pace of the game when he came on a substitute during Monday's draw with Slovakia, the England captain certainly seems to be a better starter. 

Henderson's first-half display did him no harm in staking a claim for a place in the side as he linked well with others, and created the best chance of the half for Jamie Vardy.

He also created one of England's best openings in the second period when his cross found Alli, only for the Tottenham man to have his effort cleared off the line by Martin Skrtel. 

England's Eric Dier in action with Slovakia's Juraj Kucka

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