Noel Gallagher believes Leicester and Tottenham players should make up the core of team following their high-flying Premier League season. Roy Hodgson is set to reveal which players he will take to the summer’s European Championship finals in a squad announcement on May 12.
The Three Lions boss has previously insisted he will not overlook players who helped the side through their unbeaten qualifying campaign, although the emergence of a number of young stars have put the places of some of the regular crop under threat. The likes of Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier plus Leicester striker Jamie Vardy have starred at club level this term and excelled on an international stage in recent games for England.
And Gallagher believes Hodgson would disgrace himself if he continues to stick with the old guard despite having a number of exciting prospects at his disposal.
“If Harry Kane, Dele Alli and all that mob don’t start that first game, then the manager is in disrepute I’m afraid,” the High Flying Birds frontman told the Sports Bar.
“And if Wayne Rooney gets on that pitch it would be a disgrace. If that happens it would just about sum up English football. For me, you would just pick the best English players from the Leicester squad and the best English players from the Tottenham squad, and all the rest will just make up the numbers.
“Between the two teams they’ve lost about five games [it’s actually seven] all season. It’s unbelievable.
“Rooney is the captain, so that would cause too much of an uproar if he doesn’t get in the team, but really he shouldn’t get anywhere near it.”
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