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Tottenham representation is healthy for England - West Ham legend Hurst

Sir Geoff Hurst believes having a handful of Tottenham players in the England squad will only benefit Roy Hodgson's team.

The West Ham United legend feels the contingent of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose will have a great influence on the side at Euro2016.

Hurst won the 1966 World Cup and came third at the 1968 Euros with the Three Lions alongside Hammers teammates Bobby Moore and Martin Peters so is well-versed to pass judgement on such a scenario.

"Having five players from the Spurs side, and the manner in which they played as a team this year, I think is healthy," said Hurst.

"Particularly the Dele Alli-Harry Kane partnership, which I would liken to myself and Martin who played at club level for a long time, since we were kids in fact.

"Our goal against Argentina in the quarter-finals in 1966 was between Martin and I, and was honed on West Ham's training ground at Chadwell Heath. You see that in the combination that Alli and Kane have.

"Two players playing in attack who have a good understanding with each other are extremely dangerous, and for me more dangerous than any individual.

"It's an exciting combination."

Andrew Slevison
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