Roy Hodgson has made a rare move in naming his full team before kick off for tonight’s encounter against Germany. We already knew earlier in the week that Gary Cahill would be Captain for the night but the side has a real Tottenham flavour to it with 4 players making the starting eleven.
And here is the lineup that Roy Hodgson has gone with
Danny Rose is rewarded for his performances at Spurs this season with a first ever cap at Left Back, while Eric Dier and Dele Alli are given opportunities in Midfield to strengthen their own claims to secure a seat on the EURO 2016 plane. Current Premier League top scorer Harry Kane gets the nod up front what with Wayne Rooney being out injured.
If Kane can offer an impressive performance tonight and more importantly find the net then it will certainly ask more questions as to who will be starting up front for England come tournament time. If Kane does end up winning the Premier League Golden Boot at the end of the season then it’s going to be incredibly difficult not to have Kane feature in the starting eleven.
Jack Butland gets the nod in goal after the injury to Joe Hart while Danny Welbeck will start out on the wide right. Welbeck who is always impressive for England has looked very sharp for Arsenal since his long injury layoff and will be given the perfect opportunity to jump ahead of Daniel Sturridge for what will arguably be the final seat on the plane.
The only real eye raising pick in my opinion is Adam Lallana on the wide left, would you pick him as first choice in that position if everyone was fit? – probably not but with Raheem Sterling out injured and Theo Walcott dramatically losing form as of late then Hodgson probably didn’t have too many other options in all fairness.
Admittedly it’s only a Friendly but the inclusion of the Quarter of Tottenham players means my interest is certainly raised and it’s testament to how well those four have been playing this season. Good luck lads.