England have continued to show in recent years that they are a side which have slowly been trying to forget about the Euros in 2016. Within that squad, which went to France four years ago, were five Spurs players.
Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, and Harry Kane made sure Spurs were the most represented club within the England camp heading to France.
Despite the shock exit to Iceland in the round of 16, all five of these players have continued to pull on the famous Three Lions shirt since. Harry Kane, in particular, now proudly wears the captain’s armband since Wayne Rooney’s retirement – and he’s en route to beating him to the record top goalscorer for England.
Harry Kane has been a breath of fresh air since Wayne Rooney announced his retirement. Many thought that, once the former Manchester United striker moved on, England would struggle to replace him, but it’s been far from that.
Harry Kane won the Golden Boot at the last World Cup, including scoring a hat trick against Panama in the group stages.
He is now 21 goals away from knocking Wayne Rooney off the top spot and it is highly likely this will be achieved in the next few years, if he is able to stay fit and continue to lead the line in such incredible fashion – as he has been doing since bursting on the scene.
odds on UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers did indicate that England were among
the favourites to win their first trophy since 1966. Having reached the
semi-finals of the World Cup in 2018, the bookmakers believed there was no
reason to suggest Southgate’s Lions couldn’t take the extra couple of steps and
lift the trophy at Wembley.
We can’t not mention Kieran Trippier, who, although now plays for Atletico Madrid, scored that famous free kick against Croatia in the semi-finals of the World Cup whilst still playing for Spurs.
Arguably one of England’s best ever, and most important goals ever scored, Trippier will always be a popular figure amongst England supporters for that pure moment of joy.
With such key performances in the famous England jerseys, it is hard to see an England squad without a number of Spurs players included. Despite a relatively poor Premier League campaign by their standards, their performances in the famous Three Lions shirt can arguably be questioned – a promising outlook for fans up and down the country.
As England now have an extra year to prepare for the Euros, which will be held in 2021, plenty of Spurs players will be looking to be an integral part of Gareth Southgate’s squad – and there is no reason why they won’t feature either, judging on recent performances in both the World Cup and during the European Qualifiers. Only time will tell. The only thing we are certain of, however, is that we can’t wait to see the Lions roar back into action, with plenty of Spurs legends at the head of the pack.