Tottenham ace starts ahead of overrated Arsenal man in this combined Germany & England XI
COMMENT by Amir Mir
England will travel to Germany to take on their old enemies in an international friendly on Wednesday night with a number of Tottenham players expected to feature.
Dele Alli and Kyle Walker could be named in Gareth Southgate’s starting XI as he aims to guide the Three Lions to a win against the World Cup champions.
Here, Football Insider takes a lot at the players from both countries that could make it into a combined starting XI made up of both teams.
Between the sticks, Joe Hart, who is currently on loan at Italian side Torino, would get the nod ahead of the injured Manuel Neuer with his experience pushing him ahead of the likes of Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
At the back, the centre-back positions would consist of Bayern Munich’s Mats Hummels and Chelsea’s Gary Cahill, with the duo on course to lead their respective club sides to the title.
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At full-back, Spurs’ Kyle Walker is a shoe-in after an impressive campaign with his London-based club and he would be joined by Ryan Bertrand who would occupy the left-hand side.
The middle of the park is perhaps England’s weakest area, with Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos the standout player, partnering the impressive and highly-rated Julian Weigl, who would add that defensive structure to the team.
Out wide, Julian Draxler would occupy the right wing, with the ever improving Leroy Sane beating his Manchester City teammate Raheem Sterling to that spot.
Tottenham ace Dele Alli is another must starter, with the goal-scoring midfielder playing ahead of the overrated Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil.
Alli would play in-behind Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe, who is the most impressive strikers from the depleted German and England squads.
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