By Tom Blackburn
Yohan Cabaye is convinced Dele Alli and Ross Barkely are the key players for England, as they head into Euro 2016.
Speaking to JD Football’s YouTube page, the France and Crystal Palace midfielder has admitted that he has been impressed by Tottenham’s Alli and Everton’s Barkley over the past season.
Alli, 20, joined Tottenham in 2015 and took his debut Premier League season by storm as he won the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
The midfielder scored 10 times in 33 Premier League performance, before being selected by Roy Hodgson for his 23-man Euros squad.
Barkley, who joined Everton aged 11 is still at the club 11 years on, also had another strong season, scoring eight in 38 league games and further demonstrating his immense potential.
Despite impressive statistics, Barkley struggled through the second half of the season and is unlikely to start for England in their Euro 2016 opener against Russia on Saturday.
Crystal Palace midfielder Cabaye, who is in the France squad as they bid to win the tournament on home turf, believes the pair provide England with strong options in midfield.
“I’m interested about England. For me, England has a good, strong side,” he told the Youtube channel.
“And they have Dele Alli and Ross Barkley. They did well this season and deserve to be in the squad so they have a strong team.”
Cabaye joined Palace from PSG last summer, and the 30-year-old has impressed in Alan Pardew’s side with five league goals in 33 outings.
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