Sheringham wants Rooney and Kane to start for England

Teddy Sheringham feels Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane would work well together up front for England ahead of Euro 2016.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Teddy Sheringham believes Wayne Rooney must start for England at Euro 2016 - and he reckons the forward would make a "fantastic foil" for Harry Kane.

Despite being England's all-time leading scorer with 51 goals, and having helped the national team reach the European Championship in France with a perfect record in qualifying, Rooney's place in the starting XI has become a topic of debate.

Without their captain due to a knee injury, Roy Hodgson's side rallied from 2-0 down to record a 3-2 victory over Germany on Saturday. Kane, as well as fellow forward Jamie Vardy, scored in the game in Berlin.

Yet Sheringham - who won 51 caps for England - believes Rooney should go straight back into the team once he has fully recovered from ligament damage.

"Wayne Rooney should start for England without a doubt. He’s the England captain," he told Squawka.

"Kane has come on the scene and is demanding he plays with what he’s producing – and I believe Rooney would be a fantastic foil for Kane.

"Kane is now an out-and-out No. 9 and Rooney is an off-the-front player, so I think they would accommodate each other perfectly. They would work well in tandem.

"Dele Alli is a midfielder who gets forward and Rooney is a forward who comes off the front, so you can fit them in the same team with no problem whatsoever. It wouldn’t be like playing Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard together."

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Black Stars GFA denies Black Stars friendlies against Ivory Coast and...bullet
2 Cute Pair Sulley Muntari’s wife and son were the best combo at a Black...bullet
3 Boxing Ayittey Powers assaults Comedian Baba Spirit on TV (Video)bullet
4 Bayern Munich Defender Jerome Boateng to visit Ghana for the first...bullet
5 CAF Confederation Cup Kotoko bus attacked in Congobullet
6 Father's Footsteps Didier Drogba is a proud father as son...bullet
7 Sad News Nigerian player dies in gory road accidentbullet
8 Ghana Premier League Hearts demand US$ 56,000 from Frank...bullet
9 Dele Alli Sex-tape of Tottenham and England midfielder...bullet
10 In Brazil Football game abandoned after ten red cardsbullet

Top Videos

1 Video ‘My baby girl is gone’- Songo shed tears over Ebony’s deathbullet
2 Video This is what made Andre Ayew Swansea City legendbullet
3 Video Akufo-Addo displays dancing skills at George Weah’s inaugurationbullet
4 Video Meet the sculptor who designed Michael Essien's bizarre statuebullet
5 Video Watch top 10 Neymar goals of all-timebullet
6 Video Sculptor of Michael Essien's statue says critics have...bullet
7 Gianni Infantino Don't Enrich Yourselves With Football...bullet
8 E.K Afranie Don Bortey accuses ex-Black Stars coach of briberybullet
9 Video Meet the most expensive signing of Manchester Citybullet
10 CHAN Final Morocco demolish Nigeria to emerge championsbullet

Football