Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy should be England’s strike force claims Pochettino

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Roy Hodgson should start Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy together for England in next summer’s European Championships.

That is the view of Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, who believes a Kane-Vardy partnership would work wonders in France.

Combined, the strikers have scored 26 Premier League goals this season and Pochettino, whose side welcome Leicester City to White Hart Lane this evening, is confident Kane and Vardy will work together.


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“They have quality enough to play,” said Pochettino, according to the Daily Mail. “I think that both show unbelievable skills and why not, maybe Roy can decide to put them both together.

“Why not? I think they have the skill to do it.”

The Argentine doesn’t believe England captain Wayne Rooney will impact either Vardy or Kane’s chances of featuring for the national team.

“They can play together (with two up-front), like Rooney with Vardy or Rooney with Kane.

“I think when you have greater skill, and good players, the good players can play together.”

Hodgson was in the stands to watch Tottenham beat Leicester 4-3 at White Hart Lane last season, and it’s likely the 68-year-old will be in attendance once again when the two clubs meet in north London this evening.

Groin surgery

Vardy is expected to return to the Leicester team after missing Sunday’s 2-2 FA Cup draw against Spurs. The Premier League’s joint-top goalscorer had minor groin surgery earlier this month and was assessed by Ranieri on Tuesday.

Kane only played 22 minutes of Sunday’s game, coming off the bench to earn Tottenham a replay by scoring a penalty in the 89th minute.

In-form strikers

This is the second of three meetings between the two sides in 10 days as England’s in-form strikers come head-to-head.

Who would you start up front for England in next summer's European Championships?

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