Steve McManaman names Tottenham Hotspur defensive duo as England's two best players so far at Euro 2016

The former England winger believes Spurs pair Kyle Walker and Danny Rose have impressed above all others for the Three Lions.

England's Kyle Walker in action

Ahead of tonight's Euro 2016 last-16 clash between England and Iceland, former Three Lions winger Steve McManaman has told Yahoo Sport that Tottenham Hotspur defensive pair Kyle Walker and Danny Rose have been the two players he has been most impressed with for the country at the tournament so far.

England take on the competition's surprise package for a place in the quarter-finals after finishing second in Group B following an unbeaten three-match campaign.

Walker and Rose are two of five Spurs players in the squad and have been an integral part of Roy Hodgson's side, playing the full 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Russia and the 2-1 win over Wales before being amongst numerous stars rested for the goalless draw with Slovakia in the third fixture.

Russia's Aleksandr Kokorin in action with England's Danny Rose

The full-backs both enjoyed successful individual campaigns last season for a thriving Tottenham side, and appear to be established as England's first-choice players in their respective positions.

McManaman certainly appears to have been impressed with the pair, paying credit to the stars whilst highlighting the lack of width offered by England's midfield thus far.

England's Kyle Walker shoots

The former international told Yahoo Sport: "Hodgson appreciates the need for width in his team and as a former winger myself, it has been glaringly obvious that the big problem for England so far has been in wide positions. We need to spread the play, stretch teams a little and offer some kind of threat down the flanks.

"Full-backs Kyle Walker and Danny Rose were England's star men in the first two matches and that highlighted the problem Hodgson needs to solve if his team are to challenge for the Euro 2016 title."

Walker and Rose look certain to start again for England tonight as their Euro campaign begins in earnest with a knockout last-16 clash against Iceland in Nice.

Wales' Aaron Ramsey in action with England's Danny Rose

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