Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy a 'good choice' for England, says Claude Puel
By Shona Duthie
Last Updated: 29/03/18 4:11pm
Playing Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane together could be a "good choice" for England, believes Leicester City boss Claude Puel.
Vardy scored in England's 1-1 draw against Italy on Tuesday in an international friendly at Wembley.
Kane has racked up 12 goals for England since making his senior debut in 2015 but missed the international games against Italy and the Netherlands due to an ankle injury. Mauricio Pochettino says Kane will be assessed ahead of Tottenham's match against Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.
When asked about Vardy and Kane playing together for their country, Puel said: "I think they can have a good balance because it is two players with different attributes. It is a good option for the manager.
"It is a good choice. It is important for the national team to have different players with different attributes and I think Jamie can take the space and give good moves; a good opportunity.
"Like in his first game, I said I know he cannot touch the ball for example, but it was important for the team because he gave good options, good moves and good rhythm for his team-mates.
"It is always important for a player to be giving good moves behind the defenders, it is always difficult to make a marker on him."
Eighth-placed Leicester return to league action on Saturday when they take on Brighton at the Amex Stadium. Puel's side head into the match having won once in their previous six league games.