Venables backs Vardy, Kane to shine at Euros

2016-05-20 08:41
Harry Kane (AFP)

Cape Town - Former England manager Terry Venables believes Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane can forge a formidable partnership at Euro 2016 in France.

The pair have scored over 50 Premier League goals between them this season, as top-scoring Kane helped Tottenham to their highest league finish in 26 years, while Vardy took Leicester City to their first ever Premier League title.

Venables feels the two can emulate the partnership between Alan Shearer and Teddy Sheringham that lead the Three Lions to the semi-finals of the 1996 edition of the tournament.

"Kane reminds me of Teddy in the way he's craftily able to find space," Venables told The Sun. "And Teddy always seemed to find the inside of the post with his efforts, much like Kane does.

"As for Vardy, he is a goalscorer and while I would never burden him by saying he is as good as Shearer, they both take the same amount of pleasure from sticking the ball into the net.

"It is a quality you cannot coach. It's a natural instinct. And Vardy, like Shearer, has shown he has it at all levels.

"Vardy and Kane have showed in the Premier League they can perform against some of the best defenders in the world.

"There is no reason why they cannot do the same in France. The two of them have performed at a very high level all season."

"I am sure they will want to continue it at the finals. People ask whether they can play together - I believe they can."


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