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English footballers who could lead their country to glory in the 2018 World Cup World Football 

English footballers who could lead their country to glory in the 2018 World Cup

4) Kyle Walker

One of the best right backs in the world at the moment, Kyle Walker will be a pivotal member of Gareth Southgate´s setup. The defender developed into one of the most exciting defenders whilst at Spurs. He would likely end his trophy drought as Manchester City are champions elect with only 10 more games to play. He has continued his development at City, running up and down the pitch. Averaging 75 passes per game and having won 38 tackles this season, Walker is already a force in the premier league and will be keen to do the same in Russia in the summer.


4) Dele Alli

The Englishman is one of the most exciting talents in the world at the moment. Blessed with technical quality and combining it with the football brain, Alli has blossomed since moving back from MK Dons. This season has been pivotal in his career development as went through a first real rough patch in his career. While he has not clearly overcome his struggles, performances like the one against United will go a long way towards boosting his confidence. His temperament does tend to get the better of him every now and then, and will perhaps be the only real concern for Gareth Southgate. However, if Alli does manage to keep hold, sky is the limit. World Cup would provide the ultimate stage for it.


2) Raheem Sterling

From being considered the most overrated Englishman to being the one of the best, it has been quite the journey for Sterling. Publicly ridiculed by many for switching from Liverpool to City, Sterling initially failed to find his feet. However, this season, he has taken his game to a whole new level. No more is Sterling the out and out winger everyone thought he would be, rather, he is now also a poacher. Having scored 15 goals this season, Sterling is now one of City´s most important players. With the league title virtually won, Sterling would be keen on making a mark in the World Cup as well. If he does carry this form with him to Russia, he will surely attract many suitors with the likes of Real Madrid already reportedly keeping tabs on him.


1) Harry Kane

By far the best player in the Premier league bar none, Harry Kane has continously proven his worth since his breakthrough season at Spurs. The golden boot winner for two consecutive seasons, Kane is well on his way to repeating the feat once again. 35 goals in 36 games in all competitions mean that he is already the best goal scorer in Europe. He also became the first player since EdinDzeko to outscore Ronaldo and Messi in a calendar year, which speaks volumes about his unimpeachable quality. How long will he stay at Spurs is a question for another day. For now, if he can get up and running in Russia, it will automatically make England top contenders for the prize.


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