Didi Hamann: Rooney and Kane can’t play together

Liverpool hero Didi Hamann doesn’t believe Harry Kane and Wayne Rooney can play together for England.

The ex-German international is convinced that one of Kane, who has 21 Premier League goals for Tottenham this year, and Manchester United captain Rooney must miss out on a spot in the starting XI.

“Neither is the quickest and pace is a big thing in football. England is always struggling to control games and keep the ball,” Hamann told the Independent.

“If you don’t do that in tournaments you have a problem. You can play purely on the counter-attack, which they do at times, but then you need pace and that will bring Jamie Vardy or Daniel Sturridge into the mix.”

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