England will be relying on Premier Leagues finest at EURO 2016 and here at Sillyseason, we have the Top 5 players to watch.
The Three Lions’ youngsters look different compared to the one that failed terribly at the 2014 World Cup, with a lot of progress having been made since that nightmare at Brazil.
Leading the squad will be Harry Kane, who was the Premier League’s top scorer last season and is tipped at 18/1 to win the golden boot at Euro 2016. Partnered with Jamie Vardy, the Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year and second Premier League goalscorer, will no doubt shake up even the best of defenses.
John Stones, Eric Dier and Dele Alli, will be Accompanying them, and aside from Vardy, all of the players mentioned are 22-years-old or under, However, they are yet to play in a major tournament.
There are high expectations for this young England squad, having said that, The Three Lions are 5th in the FIFA rankings. With the team’s big upcoming game on June 16 against a fully fit Wales, this will be the first time the two have ever met in a major football tournament.
So with that said here are the young stars that will help bring England their first ever EURO trophy…or try at least.
5. John Stones
John was confirmed in Roy Hodgson’s 23-man squad as one of only seven main specialist defenders and three full-time centre-backs in the squad.
Having only just made the standby list for the World Cup in Brazil back in 2014, Stones is one very few players set to taste major tournament football for the first time, alongside the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier and 18-year-old United sensation Marcus Rashford.