London, May 31 (IANS) Former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas believes coach Roy Hodgson should make the most out of the Tottenham Hotspur footballers he has in the squad for Euro 2016.
“If England do well at the Euros, Tottenham will have a huge influence,” Jenas was quoted as saying by the Independent on Monday.
“They have just had a phenomenal season in terms of the club’s development and that has been a blessing for Hodgson.”
Jenas then named the players who he believes can make a difference in the tournament. The tournament begins on June 10.
“There’s no way he had any inkling that Dele Alli would go on to the level he has. Even Eric Dier, there was questions mark over him last summer. It wasn’t quite happening for him but now he looks like one of the most accomplished holding midfielders in the league. Then there’s the continuing form of Harry Kane,” Jenas said.
The 33-year-old also said the Tottenham players know each other well and explained that the gelling can lead to great results.
“They will have a massive influence not just because of the players but because of the way they play. There was glimpses (when England beat) Germany. Danny Rose on the left knows exactly where Dele Alli wants the ball, Alli knows where Kane wants it. They have got a very good understanding,” he stated.
“Hodgson should tap into that. You need (people with energy) to press high up the pitch. Then you need full-backs who can do what Kyle Walker and Danny Rose do for Tottenham.”
“Whether he picks them or not is another matter but he would be daft not to tap into that and I think he will.”