Redknapp warns Hodgson: England must reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016 AT LEAST

first_imgHarry Redknapp has warned Roy Hodgson that anything less than reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2016 will be a failure for England.The Three Lions have endured disappointing early exits in their previous two tournaments under Hodgson but Redknapp reckons they have the talent within the current squad to go all the way in France this summer.The former Tottenham and West Ham boss told talkSPORT: “We have got some outstanding young players in the country at the moment.“I look around at the rest of Europe and I don’t see any great teams. Spain, Italy, are not what they were, Belgium have got great players on paper but don’t seem to produce it as a team.“I think we have got as good a chance as anybody this year. I will be disappointed if we don’t make at least the semi-finals.”Redknapp believes the future is exciting for England with an array of talented young players at Hodgson’s disposal.Two of the country’s best prospects, Dele Alli and Ross Barkley, look to be fighting for one midfield spot at Euro 2016 but Redknapp claims they should BOTH be in the starting XI.“They are two fantastic young players – absolutely top class,” he said.“I would love to see the pair of them playing at the Euros this summer together, that is how good they are.”“I couldn’t make up my mind between the two of them. They are two big, big players for the next ten years hopefully.”last_img

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