Leicester City Boss Claude Puel Backs Jamie Vardy to Lead Line for England at World Cup

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Leicester City boss Claude Puel has claimed that Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane should lead the striking line for England in the World Cup this summer. 

Kane is often deployed as a solo striker at the front for Gareth Southgate's side, but Puel is confident that a strike partnership between the Foxes and Spurs stars could work wonders for the Three Lions.

Speaking ahead of his side's midweek Premier League clash with Spurs, Puel took the time to acknowledge the quality of the two forwards, claiming they could make the dream partnership for England.

"I think it would be a good opportunity perhaps if they could play together because it would be a good balance between Jamie and Harry," he said.

"Harry can play a little further back because he likes to play and participate with his team-mates and Jamie likes to take space and play behind the defenders. It is a good balance between them both."

Puel also admitted the difficulty in stopping Kane scoring against his side, as the England star managed to bag four goals on his trip to the King Power Stadium last May. Discussing his plan to thwart the goal-machine.

"It is difficult. For me it's collective because he doesn't stay in place. Sometimes he goes back to play between the lines, sometimes goes for first balls and sometimes second.

"He plays with a good understanding with his team-mates. He can shoot, he can score from every position around the box and inside the box. 

"It is difficult because he is clinical because in every position he can score without an opportunity."


Spurs could move as high as third in the Premier League table with a win over the Foxes, while the home side will be looking to move up to ninth, as the top eight of the Premier League begin to open up a large gap ahead of the opposition.